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Emmanuel Beaurepaire, winner of the 2019 Raimond Castaing Grand Prix for life sciences

Emmanuel Beaurepaire, research scientist at École Polytechnique’s Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences, received Thursday July 4 the prestigious prize awarded every two years by the French Society of Microscopies.

Emmanuel Beaurepaire lauréat du grand prix Raimond Castaing 2019 pour les sciences du vivant

This prize was created in honour of Raimond Castaing (1921-1998), the physicist behind many innovations in microscopy.

The purpose of the Raimond Castaing Grand Prix is to reward experienced researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the development of instrumentation and instrument theory in microscopy, or to the innovative use of such instruments in life sciences or materials sciences.

When he was given the grand prix at the end of the conference of the French Society of Microscopies, held in Poitiers this year, Emmanuel Beaurepaire declared that the honour came as a reward for the work of a whole team.

He thus paid tribute to the work of the members of the Microscopy Group at the Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences, which led to many innovations in tissue imaging, multiphoton microscopy, label-free imaging, imaging for developmental biology and most recently in multicolour brain imaging with ChroMS microscopy.