Ricardo Henriques


Professor Henriques is a particle physicist with a passion for biological physics. He completed his PhD in the Musa Mhlanga and Christophe Zimmer laboratories, conducting research at IMM (Portugal), Institut Pasteur (France), CSIR (South Africa) and Andor Technology (UK and USA). During his research, he specialised in Super-Resolution Microscopy and developed technologies that allow imaging of cellular and viral structures at an unprecedented resolution. He applied these methods to study Cell Signaling, T-cell Immunology, and Viral Infection.

In 2013, he established his first research group at UCL, focusing on developing new imaging technologies and conducting cell biology research. In 2017, he expanded his group into the Francis Crick Institute, where he founded a second small laboratory. In 2019, he was promoted to full Professor at UCL.

Professor Henriques is widely recognised for his technological developments, including QuickPALM, NanoJ, SRRF, SQUIRREL, and ZeroCostDL4Mic. These are among the most widely used and cited analytical methods in Super-Resolution Microscopy and Machine-Learning for Microscopy. His philosophy is to make his research reproducible, transparent, and open-source, and his algorithms are widely disseminated to the Cell Biology and Biomedical research community.



Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal


Debate speaker, 2024

Debate 2024