A/Prof. Filip Braet
Acting Director of Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis
A/Prof. Filip Braet is Acting Director of Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis and Academic Director of the Cellular Imaging Facility of the Charles Perkins Centre both based at The University of Sydney. He also holds academic positions within the Discipline of Anatomy & Histology, Bosch Institute and the School of Medical Sciences. His direct research interests cover the areas of structural cell biology, cancer biology, vascular biology, chemical biology and nanobiotechnology. He has over 25 years of research experience as a cell biologist and microscopist, specialising in the application and development of correlative microscopy methods and associated biomolecular labelling techniques to unravel structure-function relationships that cannot be addressed through conventional microscopy approaches. Through the use of these innovative approaches to bio-imaging, he has contributed significantly to the understanding of cancer cell motility and tumour drug-resistance and unlocked various aspects of transendothelial transport mechanisms in liver, kidney and pancreas. A/Prof. Filip Braet serves on several editorial boards of journals in the field of microscopy, gastroenterology, microanatomy and nanobiotechnology. A/Prof. Braet is currently the lead editor of Micron, The International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy, and acted on several occasions as guest editor for Journal Microscopy, Micron and Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. Throughout his career, Filip has built up extensive experience in organising leading national and international microscopy conferences, and convened numerous workshops on correlative-, cryo- and multimodal imaging approaches.