Head of Facility NeCEN
Ludo Renault is Head of the Netherlands Centre of Electron Nanoscopy (NeCEN) which is part of the Institute of Biology (IBL) of the Faculty of Science.
After following a University education in Integrative Biology, Dr. Renault obtained a Master’s degree in bio-informatics and structural biology, and then a PhD in Neurosciences using X-ray crystallography as the main structural biology technique from Marseille University, France. In 2006, he then joined Prof. Henning Stahlberg’s laboratory at UC Davis CA, USA as a post-doctoral researcher in high-resolution cryo Transmission Electron Microscopy and in 2009 moved to Canada to join Prof. Howard Young at the University of Alberta to perform structural studies of membrane proteins of interests as well as performing cryo-EM single particle studies of prion fibrils. In 2012 he joined CRUK (now part of The Crick) as a cryo-Electron Microscopy specialist to help develop the single particle approach. In February 2016, Dr. Ludovic Renault joined NeCEN as facility manager. In February 2018 he became Head of NeCEN. He brings expertise in high resolution single particle data collection and image processing.