Displaying posts in the category: Interviews

An interview with Lucas Pagura

Posted by , on 23 August 2022

MiniBio: Lucas Pagura is a postdoctoral fellow at the Immunology and Infectious Diseases department at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has a long-standing interest in parasitology and microscopy. His current work focuses on understanding the metabolic interface of host-pathogen interactions of the intracellular parasite Trypanosoma cruzi in mammalian host cells. He did his PhD at

Microscopy in Africa – an interview with Michael Reiche

Posted by , on 29 July 2022

We talk with Michael Reiche about the recently launched African Microscopy Inititiative and two other imaging-related programmes in Africa that he is overseeing

An interview with Andrés Di Paolo

Posted by , on 27 July 2022

MiniBio: Andrés Di Paolo holds a hybrid position as a postdoctoral researcher and as a member of a microscopy core facility, involving several institutions including Institut Pasteur Montevideo, Hospital de Clínicas from UdelaR and Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable (IIBCE). He is currently  involved in the development of the first super-resolution microscope (based on STORM)

Turbo mini-bios

Posted by , on 19 July 2022

MiniBio: The Electron Microscopy Unit at the Faculty of Sciences in Universidad de la Republica is led by Dr. Gabriela Casanova (see interview in Latin American Microscopists series). In this special issue we include turbo mini-bios highlighting the work and career of unit members and main collaborators, including Dr. Magela Rodao, Gaby Martinez, Ana Laura

Cell Worlds: meet the microscopists

Posted by , on 14 July 2022

February, 2022 saw the world premiere of the Cell Worlds documentary and exhibition. Cell Worlds was created by co-founders Renaud Pourpre and Terence Saulnier to bring microscopy out of the lab and display it in new ways to new audiences. Here, we focus on the team of microscopists who provided the images and movies.

An interview with Omar Trujillo Cenóz

Posted by , on 12 July 2022

MiniBio: Omar Trujillo Cenoz is currently an Emeritus Professor at the department of Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology at Instituto Clemente Estable. He was head of the Neuroanatomy department at Instituto Clemente Estable from 1973 to 2004, and retired in 2004. He studied under the guidance of Prof. Clemente Estable in Montevideo, Uruguay, and later completed

An interview with Federico Lecumberry

Posted by , on 5 July 2022

MiniBio: Federico Lecumberry is an Associate Professor in Signal Processing and Machine Learning at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay. He is also an Associate Researcher with the Advanced Bioimaging Unit of Institut Pasteur de Montevideo. He completed his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees

An interview with Flavio Zolessi

Posted by , on 28 June 2022

Dr. Flavio Zolessi is a group leader and head of the Cell Biology Unit at the Faculty of Science at Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is also an Associate Researcher at Institut Pasteur Montevideo, Researcher Grade 4 of Programa de Desarrollo de las Ciencias Básicas (PEDECIBA) and Reseacrher Level II at the

An interview with Marcela Diaz

Posted by , on 21 June 2022

Marcela Diaz is a co-leader of a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative project at the Advanced Bioimaging Unit (a joint Unit between Institut Pasteur de Montevideo and the Faculty of Medicine of Universidad de la República, Udelar). With this grant, her aim is to generate a program to train imaging educators, and in this way promote knowledge

An interview with Leonel Malacrida

Posted by , on 14 June 2022

Leonel Malacrida is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Pathophysiology at Universidad de la República, as well as the Head of the Advanced Bioimaging Unit (UBA) a joint initiative between the Institut Pasteur Montevideo and the Universidad de la República. He is also a manager board of Global Bioimaging and in 2018 was one