Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
Canada Research Chair on Intelligent Nanoscopy of Cellular Plasticity

Research Thrust Leader:  Health and Life Sciences, IID

Flavie Lavoie-Cardinal received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Siegen in Germany. She was then a postdoctoral fellow (between 2011 and 2014) in Biophysics in the laboratory of Prof. Stefan W. Hell (2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) where she worked on the development of super-resolution microscopy. She pursued her research in biophotonics for a second post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Paul De Koninck in Biophotonics between 2014 and 2017, devoted to the application of super-resolution to cellular and molecular neurosciences. In 2017 she was an independent researcher at the CERVO center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, Genetics, Physics and Optics at Université Laval.

Dr. Cardinal has established a research program that uses and develops machine learning and deep learning for microscopy. Her projects focus on improving the performance of microscopy techniques and developing techniques for quantitative analysis of the images obtained.

Areas of Interest

  • Smart nanoscopy
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Neurophotonics
  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Optical imaging


Research Thrust

  • Health and Life Sciences

Research Groups

  • Centre CERVO

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