Professor Frédéric Leblond will be a guest speaker at Journée Phare 2018!
The Journée Phare 2018 organizing committee is very pleased to announce that we will be welcoming Professor Frédéric Leblond at the 10th edition of the Journée Phare!
Frédéric Leblond is a professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique de Montréal and Director of the Optical Radiology Laboratory. His research interests are to develop new medical instruments using different types of light to characterize tissues in a less invasive way and improve diagnostics during surgical procedures. In 2017, Québec Science magazine identifies its anti-cancer probe project as one of Québec’s 10 scientific discoveries of the year! This pencil-sized probe allows surgeons to determine in real time whether a tissue is cancerous or healthy by virtue of its specific signature in response to different light stimuli, allowing for better identification of the margins of the cancerous tissue. He subsequently won the Quebec Science 2017 Public Prize, reflecting the importance of this project for the population. Revolutionary technology, the probe could be marketed in the coming years as its efficiency is impressive.