CERVO Brain Research Center

Université Laval affiliated center

The CNP Viral Vector Core is part of CERVO research center, one of Canada's leading neuroscience and mental health centers, focuses on the root causes of brain diseases. It brings together some sixty researchers in charge of research teams with more than 400 people, offering multidisciplinary expertise, ranging from membrane biophysics to social intervention, and the psychology of cognition.

The core in numbers


years activities


Passionate Team


Viral vectors shipped


The Canadian Neurophotonics Platform Viral Vector Core (CNPVVC) is located at the CERVO Brain Research Center.

The platform provides the CERVO community, the Quebec and Canadian researchers services in molecular biology, gene transfer technologies and the generation of transgenic animals through the production of viral vectors.

Our Services are also available to all academic researchers throughout the world. The CNP Viral Vector Core allows researchers to have access to consultation, technical assistance or to order a turn-key project for which our team takes care of all the steps from the draft strategy to the delivery of the finished product.

Additional services include developing genetic tools that allow the expression of fluorescent sensor proteins used in imaging of the nervous system. 

Our team

The CNP Viral Vector Core keeps growing over the years, thanks to its staff of talented people.