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Dr Emmanuel Reynaud


Emmanuel Reynaud

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
01 716 6750
University College Dublin, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Conway Institute Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Reynaud obtained his BSc and MSc from University Bordeaux II Victor Segalen and PhD from University Paris XI-Orsay. Prior to joining UCD, Dr. Reynaud was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Researcher at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, where his research focused on development of new imaging methods (e.g. Light Sheet Microscopy) and optical micromanipulations in Cell Biology (e.g. laser nanosurgery), in the laboratory of Prof. Ernst H.K Stelzer and Dr Rainer Pepperkok. He was also the co-founder of the Light Sheet Microscopy community alongside Dr Pavel Tomancak. He also developed and coordinated for 2.5 years a unique imaging platform TAOMI during the circumnavigation of the Earth as part of the Tara Oceans (2009-2012). In 2009, he was appointed Lecturer in Integrative Biology at the UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science. His lab currently applies light sheet microscopy and 3D biological imaging technologies (e.g. photogrammetry) to the understanding of the biological world from single cell (evolutionary cell biology), to tissue engineered epithelial microtissues (e.g. 3D Bioprinting). He hold several patents and has extensively worked with companies as well as NGOs and other Irish or international laboratories. The 'R lab' also develops novel software tools for 3D image analysis and 3D data visualization. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles in English and in French, including articles in Science and Nature Methods, edited and illustrated several books and is actively involved in teaching worldwide (e.g EMBO courses). One of his reviews has been cited over a 1,000 times! He is a Fellow of the Royal Microscopy Society and runs the Light Sheet Microscopy community and the 'Rlab' ( Additional roles within UCD include Green Campus Committee, SPARC project leader and HortSoc allotment manager. He has been involved throughput his career in humanitarian action, teaching science in developing countries and building scientific capacities (e.g. laboratories), supporting actions on climate change, recycling/upcycling and is a keen cyclist. In September 2014, he was awarded by the French Government the Palmes Academiques at the rank of Knight in recognition for his works. Dr Reynaud's interests include: Evolution of cell compartmentalisation, Evolution of epithelial structure and function, Integrative 3D biological imaging, 3D bioprinting uses in Epithelial Tissue Engineering & Tissue Engineering Organ-on-Chip and Lab-on-a-Chip Systems. Blaschka Marine Invertebrate


  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant & Fellow of the Fondation contre la Leucemie
    CNRS UPR 9051, Institut d'Hematologie, Paris, France1 Jul 1999 - 30 Sep 2001


  • BMBF "Quantpro" Project Coordinator
    EMBL, Heidleberg, Germany, Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit, Light Microscopy Group1 Oct 2006 - 31 Dec 2008
  • EMBO Long Term Research Fellow
    EMBL, Heidleberg, Germany, Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit, Pepperkok Group1 Oct 2001 - 30 Sep 2006


  • BSc
    U de Montiagne Bordeaux III
  • MSc
    U de Montiagne Bordeaux III
  • PhD
    Uni Paris Nanterre X


  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • German
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak and understand