Virtual International Microscopy Lecture Series - Professor Ricardo Henriques


  • Professor Ricardo Henriques

    Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
    Ricardo Henriques is a Particle Physicist by training that fell in love with Biological Physics shortly after graduating. He carried out his PhD studies in both the Musa Mhlanga and Christophe Zimmer laboratories, doing research between IMM (Portugal), Institut Pasteur (France), CSIR (South Africa) and Andor Technology (UK and USA). During this time, he entered the field of Super-Resolution Microscopy, developing technologies that enable imaging of cellular and viral structures at unprecedented resolution. During his PhD and postdoc, he applied the methods he developed to study Cell Signalling, T-cell Immunology and Viral Infection. In 2013 he established his first research group at UCL, with a dual emphasis on Developing new Imaging Technologies and Cell Biology research. In 2017 he was further invited to extend my group into the Francis Crick Institute, where he established a second small laboratory. In 2019 he was promoted to full Professor at UCL and in 2020 established a new laboratory at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal. His technological developments are widely disseminated to the Cell Biology and Biomedical research community. Ricardo and his team developed algorithms, such as QuickPALM, NanoJ, SRRF and SQUIRREL, which are among the most used analytical methods in the Super-Resolution Microscopy field. His core philosophy has been to make research reproducible, transparent, and open-source.