infocus Editorial Board
Dr Adrian Burden
Key IQ Ltd & Innovate Malvern CIC
Adrian Burden is Technical Director of Key IQ and Managing Director of Innovate Malvern. He has used various forms of electron and light microscopy during his career, winning the International Pergamon Carbon Journal Prize for his D.Phil. thesis that involved observing fullerenes forming in realtime in a modified electron microscope. Currently he works on a variety of business and technology projects whilst actively promoting STEM careers to the UK’s next generation of innovators.
Dr Vikas Trivedi
infocus Deputy Editor
University of Cambridge
Vikas is a Herchel Smith Fellow at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge. During his PhD at Caltech, USA, he worked on a wide range of in vivo imaging and analysis techniques including 2-photon light sheet microscopy and hyper-spectral imaging of biological processes across the length and time scales. Alongside being a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, he also teaches an imaging module for the Systems Biology course at the University. His current research work focusses on visualizing morphogenetic events in 3D aggregates of embryonic stem cells to understand their beautiful self assembly in culture.
Dr Susan Cox
Light Microscopy Representative infocus Editorial Board
King's College London
Susan is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Randall Division of Biophysics at King's College London. Following a PhD in transmission electron microscopy at Cambridge, she spent three years at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Los Alamos looking at the behaviour of the low temperature phases of strongly correlated electron systems. Her current primary interest is the development of new super-resolution localisation microscopy techniques, both through the development of optical systems and the creation of novel image analysis algorithms. She uses these techniques to investigate the behaviour of the cytoskeleton in live cells at the nanoscale. In 2015, Susan was awarded the RMS Medal for Light Microscopy and the President's Medal of the Society of Experimental Biology for the Cell Section.
Dr Emily Eden
Life Sciences Representative infocus Editorial Board
University College London
Emily completed her PhD at Imperial College, within the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre where she studied hereditary hypercholesterolaemia and endocytic trafficking of the LDL receptor. She moved to the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in 2006, using light and electron microscopy to study intracellular trafficking and signal regulation of EGF receptor. Emily was awarded an MRC New Investigator Research Grant in 2014 to establish her own group within the Institute of Ophthalmology. Her current research focus is the biology of contact sites that form between ER and phagosome membranes in retinal pigment epithelium and their role in phagocytic trafficking pathways. During her time at UCL Emily has gained extensive experience in a wide range of electron microscopy techniques, including conventional, immuno and 3D-EM.
Dr Laura Fumagalli
SPM Representative infocus Editorial Board
University of Manchester
Laura Fumagalli graduated in electronic engineering in 2002 and obtained her PhD in 2006 at Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) with a doctoral thesis on low-noise amplifiers. She then joined the Electronic Department of the University of Barcelona and the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain), where she developed novel instrumentation and techniques for scanning probe microscopy to probe electrical properties at the nanoscale, in particular capacitance and dielectric properties of nano-materials and biomolecules. From 2015, she is lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Manchester (UK) and researcher of the National Graphene Institute - University of Manchester.
Dr Rebecca Higginson
EPS Representative infocus Editorial Board
University of Loughborough
Rebecca is a Reader in Metallurgy in the Department of Materials. Her current research considers the study of microstructural development in metals and composites. Her group has carried out extensive studies on the high temperature oxidation of ferrous alloys. She co-ran an RMS 1-day meeting “Microstructure of High Temperature Oxidation” in 2007. Other work includes microstructural development in hologramatic laser welding, interpenetrating composites, energy materials & ultrasonic consolidation.
Dr Ian Titley
Flow Cytometry Deputy Chair and Representative infocus Editorial Board
Institute of Cancer Research
Ian gained his PhD at King’s College Hospital, London in 1994. From there he moved to the Institute of Cancer Research at South Kensington to run a research flow cytometry facility and moved in 2007 to do the same for the Institute at its Sutton, Surrey campus. He is a member of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer.
Dr Rebecca Thompson
Electron Microscopy Representative infocus Editorial Board and Early Career Representative
University of Leeds
Rebecca Thompson is Facility Manager and senior cryo-electron microscopy (EM) support scientist at the Astbury Biostructure Laboratory, University of Leeds. Her research interests include imaging a broad range of biological specimens, from whole cells to macromolecular complexes, to high resolution using cryo-EM, and integrating data from EM with other microscopy techniques.
Dr Leandro Lemgruber
infocus Editorial Board Member
Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow
Leandro obtained his PhD in Biophysics in Brazil, studying the cellular structure of parasites and the interaction with host cells. He did a Post-doc at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) working on the cytoskeleton dynamics of the Malaria parasite Plasmodium sp and its structural organization. He took a position as a Research Support Specialist at the Electron Microscopy Resource Center of The Rockefeller University (New York, USA) and afterwards a position of Research Associate at the National Technology Institute in Brazil. Since 2015 he manages the Imaging sector of the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow. Since his PhD, Leandro has applied optical, electron, super-resolution and cryo-microscopy in his work, as well as correlative microscopy.