Our vision

We are scientists, working for scientists.

Our belief is that each and every Biologist, Researcher and Physician should be able to explore and interact instantly with living cells without damaging them.

We want to support the study of how living cells and bacteria work, evolve and react, thus building a solid base for new drugs and therapies, in order to enable breakthrough researches.

This is the reason why we have developed the 3D Cell Explorer.

Our Story

Nanolive SA was incorporated in November 2013 at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland, by Dr. Yann Cotte (CEO) and Dr. Fatih Toy (scientific advisor), following the completion of their respective PhD theses at the EPFL Microsystems laboratory of Prof. Christian Depeursinge (Head of Scientific Advisory Board).

Late 2013, Dr. Andreas Kern and Dr. Sebastien Equis joined as Co-Founders to lead the software development and hardware construction respectively.

 

Living Cell Tomography

Our 3D Cell Explorer delivers living cell tomography. Just as you may know from a MRI in hospitals, our light microscope uses laser light to deliver live scans of single cells. After placing the cellular specimen in the device, the 3D Cell Explorer performs a continuous rotational scan, while a software allows to display the cell on your computer in 3D within a second.

The intuitive software STEVE enables digitally staining on single cells with an unlimited choice of colours and obtains its 3D reconstruction in real time.

To share, interact, and explore your results, the cells data can further be printed (e.g. 3D printer or 3D holograms), or can be directly viewed on 3D-beamers or in 3D animations.

In addition, supplementary services will be available through our Cloud Biotech Apps and Communities, thus making the 3D Cell Explorer the first cloud microscope.

At Nanolive, we focus on innovative product development at the highest standards to deliver a high precision and quality research device for our international customers.

Founders

Yann, PhD in Physics

Yann, PhD in Physics

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

About Yann

Born in Pithiviers in the south of Paris in 1982, he grew up in Amberg, a beautiful city in the green heart of Bavaria. Scientist by formation with a Master in Physics from the State University of New York and a PhD in Holographic Microscopy from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne. After his PhD he jump-started the Nanolive adventure.

 

Sebastien, PhD in Physics

Sebastien, PhD in Physics

Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder

About Sebastien

Born in Saint-Etienne, France, after a Master in optics from Sup’Optique, in F-91 Orsay, he spent a few years in companies as engineer. He later decided to move back to academia and he got a PhD in Photonics in 2009 from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and worked as a Post-Doc, in the field of interferometry, with a focus on the processing of the interferometric signals. He later worked in the field of laser machining of hard material at EMPA, in Thun. In 2013 he decided to Co-found Nanolive with Yann and Andreas. His task is to make a reliable and user-friendly product with the highest quality standards.

 

Andreas, PhD in Photonics

Andreas, PhD in Photonics

Co-founder

About Andi

Andreas grew up in New York and Tübingen, Germany. After his studies in physics in Freiburg, Germany, he moved to Lausanne for his PhD in Photonics, which he received in 2011. Following a post-doc in micro-spectroscopy in Tübingen, he joined Yann and Sebastien in Lausanne as a co-founder of Nanolive. In his current role as scientific advisor he is always glad to share his ideas and his experience with his friends and colleagues in Lausanne.

 

Fatih, PhD in Digital Holographic Microscopy

Fatih, PhD in Digital Holographic Microscopy

Co-founder

About Fatih

Born in Ankara, Turkey. Received his master’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Koc University, Turkey. Then he moved to École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland for his PhD in Digital Holographic Microscopy. During his time at EPFL he participated in the development of the technology behind Nanolive. Currently he takes the role as a scientific advisor at Nanolive, and  he is an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at Medipol University, Turkey.

 

Christian Depeursinge, Professor

Christian Depeursinge, Professor

Co-founder

About Christian

Prof. Christian Depeursinge is one of the forefathers of holography applied to microscopy and seasoned partners of Nanolive. During his long carrier he hold several academic and industry positions, amongst others as the leader of the Microvision and Micro-Diagnostics group at the Advanced Photonics Laboratory of the Institute of Microengineering at  Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and currently at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. His research and expertise in biomedical engineering and optics is internationally acknowledged. Christian is the head of the scientific advisory board at Nanolive and his role comprises scientific strategy and general guidance.

 

 

Marketing & Applications Development Team

 

Lisa, PhD in Biochemical Engineering

Lisa, PhD in Biochemical Engineering

Chief Marketing Officer

About Lisa

Born in Vicenza, a small city in the north of Italy in 1985. Scientist by formation with a master in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from Padua University and a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne. After her PhD she jumped immediately in the Nanolive adventure.

 

Sabine, BA in Business Administration

Sabine, BA in Business Administration

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

About Sabine

Born in 1984 in Cologne, the city with Germany’s most visited attraction, the Gothic Cathedral, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in European Business Administration from the Cologne Business School. After several years of experience in the medical business in the field of service, she built up the Operations Department at Nanolive in the first years and then moved to the marketing team to disrupt the social media world with live cell videos.

 

Patricia, MSc in Neurosciences

Patricia, MSc in Neurosciences

Scientific Content Creator

About Patricia

Born in Barcelona, in 1990, Patricia grew up in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, a small city with a great folklore. She obtained her Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Barcelona. She then moved to Switzerland, where she pursued a Master in Neurosciences at the University of Geneva. Her inquiring mind and her creativity brought her to learn about video editing, illustrating and animating. She is now part of the Nanolive team as Scientific Content Creator..
Mathieu, PhD in Biophysics

Mathieu, PhD in Biophysics

Head of Quantitative Biology

About Mathieu

Born in 1983, Mat spent his childhood in the south of the Vosges, France. He started a PhD in Biophysics at the University of Strasbourg in 2006 where he discovered new molecular principles of the mitochondrial function. This helped understanding fundamental metabolic processes of eukaryotes such as respiration, lipid synthesis, or handling of toxic compounds. His work led to a set of high-impact publications that allowed him to obtain two competitive post-doctoral fellowships (Marie Curie and EMBO fellowship). Thanks to that funding he joined the ETH Zurich as post-doctoral fellow where he became an expert in Systems Biology, modeling approaches and image analysis. During this time, Mat studied cellular membranes and this work led to several publications including one as main author in Nature. He joined Nanolive in June 2017 to develop internal research projects and to push the boundaries of image analysis techniques. Besides that, Mat likes to swim, ride and run in summer and to do off-piste ski over the wonderful Swiss Alps in winter.

 

Hugo, MSc in Molecular Medicine

Hugo, MSc in Molecular Medicine

Cellular Biology and R&D Engineer

About Hugo

Born in 1993 in Lausanne, Hugo is fascinated by nature and biology. He started a Bachelor in the field of Life Sciences at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and pursued his studies with a Master in Molecular Medicine (EPFL). Next to his studies, Hugo participated to the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2017, for which he proposed an interesting idea to tackle climate change. He joined Nanolive in September 2018 to perform his Master thesis about the possible phototoxic effect of epifluorescence or tomographic phase microscopies on mammalian organelles. Hugo believes that studying biology in 3D is key and is therefore glad to join the team as cellular biology engineer. Besides biology, he loves playing football, and snowboarding in winter. He recently started Kitesurfing on the beautiful Swiss lakes.

 

 

R&D and Technical Team

 

Sonia, Technician

Sonia, Technician

Production Technician

About Sonia

Native Swiss, Sonia has more than 20 years experience in microelectronic and medical devices. She works with production and research and development. The mecanical, electronical and optical assembly are her favorite fields. She is very proud to join Nanolive for the futur scale up.
Christel, Technician

Christel, Technician

Operator Production

About Christel

Originally from Annecy (France), Christel’s years of professional life have allowed her to acquire many skills in sectors such as production and quality. She is happy to join the Nanolive team.

 

Anitha, MSc in Information Technology

Anitha, MSc in Information Technology

Software Quality Assurance Specialist

About Anitha

Born and raised in Chennai, India. Anitha obtained her BSc in Mathematics and MSc in Information Technology. She worked in India and Geneva in various testing roles as a tester, lead and coordinator. She joined Nanolive in November 2019 to enhance the quality of the Nanolive products.

 

Alexandre, PhD in Mathematical Engineering

Alexandre, PhD in Mathematical Engineering

Computational Physicist

About Alexandre

Born in 1987 in Lausanne, he obtained a master’s degree in mathematical engineering at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Fascinated by the forecasting in natural systems and by the modelling of complex physical phenomena, he completed a PhD thesis with the development of a multi-scale computational framework to study the mechanical behavior of DNA fragments. He then worked for MeteoSwiss as scientific collaborator where he made contributions to the uncertainty quantification on quantitative forecasts. Highly enthusiastic about the Nanolive technology, he joined the company in December 2017 to strengthen the development of physical modelling and numerical computations.

 

João Pedro, MSc in Photonics

João Pedro, MSc in Photonics

Optical Engineer

About João Pedro

Born in 1990 in Araraquara, a small city in São Paulo (Brazil). João Pedro has an engineer degree in electronics from USP (Brazil), in optics from Sup’Optique (France) and a master’s degree in photonics from the Abbe School (Jena-Germany). After 3 years developing medical devices and optical systems for multiple companies, he joined Nanolive as optics engineer to do what he likes the most: design, build and test things.

 

Philippe, MSc in Microengineering

Philippe, MSc in Microengineering

Firmware and Embedded Software Engineer

About Philippe

Born in 1991 in Rolle, a small city on the coast of the Leman lake, he was first interested in arts and graphism. After completing high school in fine arts, he turned away and started studying microengineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he obtained his master’s degree in Robotics and Autonomous Systems. He then worked in the Ecological Engineering Laboratory (ECOL) before joining the Nanolive team in 2017 as firmware and embedded software engineer.

 

Paul, MSc in software engineering

Paul, MSc in software engineering

Lead Engineer

About Paul

Born in Paris in 1989, Paul grew up in The Hague in the Netherlands and came to Switzerland for his studies. Paul completed his Masters in 2013, with already 3 years of experience working as an engineer for multiple companies. He then co-created his own company specialized in helping biotec companies reach their cloud-related goals, which he ran for 3 years before joining Nanolive.

 

Julien, Dipl. Ing. in Computational Science and Engineering

Julien, Dipl. Ing. in Computational Science and Engineering

Senior Software Engineer

About Julien

Born in Sierre, Switzerland, in 1982, Julien grew up in the canton of Valais. He studied Computational Science and Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institude of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ). He spent a few years in Cambridge, UK and Barcelona, Spain where he worked as a computer scientist. He then moved back to Zürich, and in 2017 to Lausanne where he joined Nanolive.

 

Laurent, Master in Physics, Electronics and Informatics

Laurent, Master in Physics, Electronics and Informatics

Program Manager for Software staffing, project, quality and supply chain management

About Laurent

Born and grown up in Anjou / France, Laurent studied a Master in Physics, Electronics and Informatics in Lyon. He then worked at EPFL from 1992 to 1995 and later joined AF-CSE startup downtown Lausanne on smart storage for fast access of 2D maps and 3D medical images. In 1998, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific as software developer, and later as SQA supervisor followed by being a Software team and project manager on ARL spectrometers. Laurent joined Nanolive in July 2019 as Program Manager for Software staffing, project, quality and supply chain management.

 

Kilian, MSc in Computational Science and Engineering

Kilian, MSc in Computational Science and Engineering

Software Engineer

About Kilian

Born in 1991, Kilian grew up in the canton of Valais. He studied Physics during his bachelor at EPFL and graduated from the same university with a master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering. After working for a few years as a software engineer, Kilian decided to join Nanolive in September 2019 to face new challenges in the scientific domain.

 

 

Sales Team

 

Qifan, MSc in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship

Qifan, MSc in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship

Senior Sales Admin & APAC Distributor Manager

About Qifan

Born in 1991, Lanzhou, Northwest China. After high school, she moved to Xiamen, a beautiful coastal city in Southeast China where she got her BSc in Chemistry in Xiamen University, during which she studied in Utrecht University in the Netherlands as exchange student. Then she began her master study in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship in École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). She joined Nanolive for market research and analysis as well as distribution management.

 

Kulsum, MSc in Biology

Kulsum, MSc in Biology

Technical Sales Specialist

About Kulsum

Born in 1991 in Gossau, Switzerland, Kulsum obtained her MSc in Biology with a focus in Neuroscience at the University of Zurich where she developed a passion for microscopy. She joined Nanolive in 2017 with an initial focus to drive sales for Educational purposes, and she now oversees sales in Switzerland.

 

Marlies, Cell-Biologist

Marlies, Cell-Biologist

Technical Application Specialist

About Marlies

Born in 1977 in Bad Tölz – a beautiful city on the river Isar in the Bavarian mountains– Marlies obtained her Diploma in Biology at the Technical University of Munich. She gained experience in the Biotech Industry where she worked in biological safety level 2 laboratories under GLP regulations. Enthusiastic about 3D cell culture, she decided to go back to academia and wrote her thesis on the mechanical and morphological characterisation of 3D cell culture collagen hydrogels and hepatocyte polarity applying a microscopy based experimental and computational approach. At Heidelberg University she worked with live cell imaging of 3D cell cultures of primary cells as well as cell lines and performed transduction and transfection screens. Her project spanned a highly interdisciplinary field between cell biology, mechano-biology, material science and systems biology. When she learned about the 3D cell explorer she was fascinated by the technology and joined Nanolive. Besides her enthusiasm for 3D cell culture and 3D live cell tomography she loves 3D water sports.
Sanela, PhD in Biomedicine

Sanela, PhD in Biomedicine

Field Applications Specialist

About Sanela

Born in Split, Croatia in 1983, Sanela obtained her Bachelor degree in Molecular biology in Padova, then moved to Vienna for her Master in Molecular pathology. During her PhD in Barcelona she worked on ion channels and cell migration, followed by a Post doc in Grenoble where she worked on cell invasion and optogenetics, spending most of her time performing live cell imaging. Now she unites her technical skills and experience as a Field applications specialist for Nanolive.

 

Léa, MSc in Bioengineering

Léa, MSc in Bioengineering

Field Service Engineer

About Léa

Born in 1993 in a small village in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Léa obtained her MSc in Bioengineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) with a minor in Biomedical Technologies. During her studies she worked on various projects, from synthetic biology (taking part in the iGEM competition in 2013) to microfluidics and biohacking. She then worked in the field of cardiac rhythm management, providing technical support during surgeries and consultations and delivering trainings before joining Nanolive as a field service engineer in August 2019.

 

Alexander, PhD in Phylogenetics

Alexander, PhD in Phylogenetics

Chief Commercial Officer

About Alex

Originally from the UK, after completing his PhD Alex worked for 10 years managing biodiversity projects, travelling and living in the; Caribbean, South Africa, the Falkland Islands and on Gough Island in the South Atlantic (the most remote island in the world). During this period, he has discovered several invertebrate species new to science. He then joined Beckman Coulter as the Life Science business manager for the emerging markets, moving on to be the EMEA commercial director for Essen Bioscience, successfully doubling revenue in under two years. He joins Nanolive as global commercial head. With many years leading commercial teams and partners across the globe Alex is excited to be part of the Nanolive story and in helping share Nanolives amazing disruptive technology to more customers.

 

Luca, MSc in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine

Luca, MSc in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine

Senior Application Specialist

About Luca

Born in Venice, the city on the water in Italy, in 1990. After his Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Milan, he decided to study in deep the potentialities of start-up markets obtaining a Diploma Master in “Biotechnologies for Enterprises” at the Business School CUOA in Vicenza (Italy). Now he is part of the Nanolive team as Application Specialist.

 

Paul, BS in Molecular Biology

Paul, BS in Molecular Biology

Business Director of the Americas

About Paul

Born in Annapolis, in the Washington D.C area, Paul obtained a BSc in Molecular Biology from Kansas State University on the great American plains.  From there moved to New York City to manage a Microscopy Core Facility at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  Spent the last 20 years with Technical sales, of high-end fluorescent microscopy systems and High Content Imaging with a specialty in Live Cell Imaging.  He joins Nanolive to head up the Canada, United States and Latin American regions-melding his passion for new optical techniques with his long-standing relationships within the microscopy community.

 

Thibault, PhD in Cellular Biology and Genetics

Thibault, PhD in Cellular Biology and Genetics

Technical Sales Specialist

About Thibault

Born in Paris in 1981, Thibault completed his Master’s degree in Paris, then went to Toulouse for his PhD on chromosome’s dynamics during mitosis on yeast. He made a first post doc in Zurich (ETHZ) and worked on cell motility (HeLa) and Ubiquitylation using super-resolution microscopy. He went back to Rennes, France, to work on mitotic kinase Aurora A during mitosis and cytokinesis. With his strong background as Cell Biologist and microscopy, he is in charge of sales for France, Spain, Portugal and Benelux.

 

Thomas, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Thomas, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Service Support Specialist

About Thomas

Born in 1991 in Poole, England, Thomas obtained his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of the West of England. He then worked in the field of micro-electronics and sensors in offshore applications working on many projects in Europe and worldwide before working for some time in Singapore, Asia. Highly enthusiastic about the Nanolive offering and technology, he joined Nanolive in December 2018 to strengthen the Customer Support and Service offering. When not working, Thomas can be found in the mountains or on his bike.

 

Jamin, Dr. rer. nat. in Cell Biology

Jamin, Dr. rer. nat. in Cell Biology

Technical Sales Specialist

About Jamin

Born in 1984 in Frankfurt, Germany, Jamin obtained his PhD in Cell biology at the University of Würzburg in Germany. During his PhD work he spent time in Kenya and used fast live cell imaging for the characterization of tropical blood parasites in the field. Later he moved to the Institut Pasteur in Paris, where he performed a 3-year postdoc working on cilia biogenesis using 3D STORM and advanced high-resolution imaging techniques. With his strong background in microscopy, he oversees sales for Germany and Austria. When not working, Jamin can be found in the mountains for climbing, cycling or photography.

 

 

Administration and Finance Team

 

Monika, Master in Physiotherapy

Monika, Master in Physiotherapy

Administrative Assistant & Customer Service

About Monika

Born In Kolobrzeg, Poland, in a beautiful touristic region by the Baltic sea. Monika obtained her Master’s in Physiotherapy in Wroclaw. From the beginning of her career she has been engaged in the hospitality and hotel management industry. She worked as a property and event manager in Poland, Morocco, France and Switzerland. At Nanolive, Monika is responsible for Administrative Assistant tasks and Customer Service.

 

Hongxia, BSc in Financial Management

Hongxia, BSc in Financial Management

Financial Controller

About Hongxia

Born in Shandong Province China, excelled in school and earned a Hotel Management Diploma from Binzhou Economic University. Starting as a secretary in a hotel food and beverage department, Hongxia progressed in hospitality culminating in successive jobs leading sales teams, as director of sales at five-star international hotels in Beijing and Shanghai. Came to Switzerland in 2009, Hongxia earned a BS Degree in Financial Management at Webster University Geneva with academic honors, and then held accounting and finance positions at Huawei Technologies International, Zürich and Ralph Lauren International, Geneva, along the way earning Swiss Federal accounting certification. Hongxia enjoys working with so many brilliant and dedicated colleagues, and is eager to contribute to Nanolive’s future success.

 

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Head of Communications

Lausanne | CH

Head of Communications

Lausanne | CH

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