LMCB - MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology


Interview with Romain Laine

Tell us about yourself! 
French but I have been living in the UK for long enough to have forgotten how real buttery pastries taste like. I did my PhD at Imperial College in biophotonics (throwing lasers and microscopes at cells and molecules!), then moved to Cambridge for PostDoc to develop super-resolution microscopy (throwing more lasers and more microscopes at cells and molecules!). I now joined Ricardo’s lab and I want to exploit my microscopy skills to study more complex biological systems with my microscopy skills (throwing some cells at my microscope!).
Do you have any particular reason that made you get into science?
The idea (and ideal) of discovery!
What’s keeping you busy in lab these days in the lab?
I am developing more intelligent imaging, especially within super-resolution microscopy, and moving away from fixed cell towards living biological systems.
How and where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Head of my own lab, working on fast 3D microscopy in multi-cellular biological systems, such as virological synapses.
Tell us whether you have any hobbies!
Capoeira and cooking ! (a well-balanced system of input and output of calories)