Research Group

Ricardo Henriques Research Group

2011, PhD in Biophysics, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon Portugal)/Institut Pasteur (Paris France)/CSIR (Pretoria South Africa)
2008, Physics Engineering, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon Portugal)
Ricardo Henriques
Tel: +44 20 3549 5146
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Pasteur-Roux Program
PhD Fellowship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
Previous Posts: 
2011-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut Pasteur (Paris France)
2011-2013, Ad hoc Lecturer and Consultant, Olympus Europa Holding GmbH (Hamburg Germany)
2009-2012, Software Developer & Imaging Expert, Andor Technology (Belfast UK)
2006-2008, BioImaging Facility Manager, IMM (Lisbon Portugal)
2005-2006, Microscopy Technician, IGC (Oeiras Portugal)
2002-2003, Software Engineer, pyLabs (Oeiras Portugal)

The Quantitative Imaging and Nanobiophysics Group

Our research is divided between cell biology, optical physics and biochemistry. We focus on biological problems that cannot be challenged with current imaging technology, and thus we set forth to develop the analytical and optical tools to answer these questions. Some of our favourite open questions surround figuring out how HIV-1 enters cells, probing and remodelling membranes. To do so, we are working on new classes of fluorescent probes and high-speed cell friendly Super-Resolution methods that although optimally designed to answer our focus questions, will have broad applications into Cell Biology research. 

These principles seed and guide our research group. Both training and bringing together specialised scientists in the fields of cell biology, physics, applied mathematics, optics, and computer science, unified by with the common desire to apply their expertise into the study of biological systems. The group is set in a highly cooperative environment, with a large percentage of its emphasis directed into developing super-resolution technology and applying it to biological research.  

lab members

Lab Members

  • Dr. Pedro Pereira (BBSRC Fellowship) - Cell Biology, Biochemistry.
  • Dr. Siân Culley (MRC Fellowship) - Optical Physics, Cell Biology.
  • Caron Jacobs (Commonwealth Fellowship) - Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Virology.
  • Nils Gustafsson (UCL CoMPLEX EPSRC PhD) - Optical Physics, Structural Cell Biology.
  • Pedro Almada (BBSRC LIDo PhD)- Optical Physics, Cell Biology.
  • Jerzy Samolej (BBSRC LIDo PhD) - Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Virology.
  • Rob Gray (UCL CoMPLEX EPSRC PhD) - Optical Physics, Viral Host-Cell Interactions.

Main Collaborators

  • Prof. Mark Marsh (LMCB, UCL) - HIV-1 nanoarchitecture and cell entry - shared PhD student: Caron Jacobs (Commonwealth Studentship / LMCB PhD program).
  • Dr. Jason Mercer (LMCB, UCL) - Vaccinia nanoarchitecture and morphogenesis - shared PhD students: Rob Gray (UCL CoMPLEX PhD Program) and Jerzy Samolej (BBSRC LIDo)
  • Dr. Guillaume Charras (LCN, UCL) - application of micro-fluidics into data-driven super-resolution - shared PhD student: Pedro Almada (BBSRC LIDo).
  • Dr. Alan Lowe (LCN, UCL) - high-speed super-resolution acquisition and analytics - shared PhD student: Nils Gustafsson (UCL CoMPLEX PhD Program).