Jeremy Simpson.

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.

He is currently a funded investigator as part of the CURAM SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (www.curamdevices.ie) . His lab also develops novel software tools for image analysis. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles, including articles in Nature Cell Biology and Nature Methods, and a number of book chapters. He is a Fellow of the UCD Conway Institute and runs the UCD Cell Screening Laboratory (www.ucd.ie/hcs). Additional academic roles within UCD include Head of Subject for the Cell and Molecular Biology Programme, and is currently Vice Principal (International) within the UCD College of Science. In January 2014 he became Head of the School of Biology and Environmental Science.