Jeremy Simpson carried out his PhD work at the University of Warwick (UK), working on trafficking of protein toxins in mammalian cells under the supervision of Profs. Mike Lord and Lynne Roberts. After post-doctoral work at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego (USA) in the lab of Dr. Bill Balch and the ICRF in London (UK) in the lab of Dr. Rainer Pepperkok, he was awarded a long term EMBO fellowship allowing him to move to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg (Germany). For over 9 years he worked at EMBL developing and applying novel high-throughput imaging approaches to study protein localisation and membrane traffic. In 2008 he was appointed as Professor of Cell Biology at University College Dublin, Ireland. His lab currently applies high-throughput imaging technologies to study trafficking between the ER and Golgi complex, the internalisation pathways taken by synthetic nanoparticles on exposure to cells, and how cells responds to cellular exposure to nanomaterials and nanosurfaces.