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Who I am

Luc Henry holds a DPhil in chemical biology and has a genuine interest in the impact of new technologies on society, in particular in the fields of biotechnology and health. He is the co-founder of Hackuarium and wants to promote an open approach to science and innovation.

After spending one year as the Managing Editor of Technologist, a European science magazine published by LargeNetwork in Geneva, he is now scientific advisor to the Swiss National Science Foundation in Bern. Before becoming a journalist and then working in science policy, Luc was a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a visiting researcher at the University of Ulm, Germany. After earning BSc and MSc degrees in biological chemistry at the EPFL, he worked as a research assistant in the cell biology laboratory of Gisou F. van der Goot in the same institution and then embarked on a long trip, cycling from Europe to China across the Middle East and Central Asia. He subsequently earned a DPhil degree in chemical biology from the University of Oxford, UK, working in the laboratory of Christopher J. Schofield. While completing his degree in Oxford, he held a short term postdoctoral position in cancer immunology working on the role of bone marrow-derived cells in breast cancer development with Marie-Angès Doucey at the University of Lausanne. He then spent two years in the laboratory of Kai Johnsson at the EPFL within the context of the Sphingonet Marie Curie initial training network (ITN).

Why I love Hackuarium

Hackuarium is the environment I always wanted to work in.

How to contact me

Email me anytime using luc[dot]henry[at]hackuarium[dot]ch

What I am currently working on

My main project is to make sure that everybody in and around the Hackuarium Association is happy.