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Vincent STUDER


"I love it when a plan comes together." (Hannibal Smith)


After completing an engineering degree at the ESPCI Paristech in 2001 I carried out my Ph.D at the Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris in Material Science. My early research work on single cell microfluidics was performed both in the  laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructure (LPN-CNRS) in Marcoussis and in the lab of Steve Quake at Caltech. I joined the CNRS in 2004 as a tenured scientist, first at the ESPCI Neurobiology lab in Paris and later (2009) at the IINS (Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience) in Bordeaux. I have expertise in microengineering and microscopy for biology. I am also a co-founder of Alvéole, a company commercializing a biomolecule printer invented in my lab.

Research Topics

With my teammates, I try to improve exciting (for geek engineers)  technologies at the crossroad of material science, microfabrication, optics and make them available for biologists. I aim at going a bit further than engineering proof of concepts. Adressing biological questions (mostly in neuroscience) with the tools we develop and also participating in their industrialization  is a significant part of my research activity.

Fields of interest

Bioengineering, Microscopy, Microfluidics, Neuroscience.


Microfabrication, Optical Engineering, Programming, bread making


Drug Discovery, Live Cell Imaging, Mechanobiology


Designed with Pierre-Olivier Strale and Aurélien Pasturel

Stencell is the PDMS stencil that saves reagents - and cells!

Several publications

Studer V, Pepin A, Chen Y. Nanoembossing of thermoplastic polymers for microfluidic applications. Applied Physics Letters. 2002. 80: 3614-3616. doi: 10.1063/1.1479202

Hong JW, Studer V, Hang G, Anderson WF, Quake SR. A nanoliter-scale nucleic acid processor with parallel architecture. Nat Biotechnol. 2004 Apr;22(4):435-9. doi: 10.1038/nbt951. Epub 2004 Mar 14. PMID: 15024389.

Studer V, Pepin A, Chen Y, Ajdari A. An integrated AC electrokinetic pump in a microfluidic loop for fast and tunable flow control. Analyst. 2004 Oct;129(10):944-9. doi: 10.1039/b408382m. Epub 2004 Aug 9. PMID: 15457328.

Bartolo D, Degré G, Nghe P, Studer V. Microfluidic stickers. Lab Chip. 2008 Feb;8(2):274-9. doi: 10.1039/b712368j. Epub 2007 Nov 22. PMID: 18231666.

Studer V, Bobin J, Chahid M, Mousavi HS, Candes E, Dahan M. Compressive fluorescence microscopy for biological and hyperspectral imaging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 26;109(26):E1679-87. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1119511109. Epub 2012 Jun 11. PMID: 22689950; PMCID: PMC3387031.

Dupin I, Dahan M, Studer V. Investigating axonal guidance with microdevice-based approaches. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 6;33(45):17647-55. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3277-13.2013. PMID: 24198357; PMCID: PMC6618420.

Dupin I, Lokmane L, Dahan M, Garel S, Studer V. Subrepellent doses of Slit1promote Netrin-1 chemotactic responses in subsets of axons. Neural Dev. 2015 Mar 20;10:5. doi: 10.1186/s13064-015-0036-8. PMID: 25888985; PMCID: PMC4373007.

Galland R, Grenci G, Aravind A, Viasnoff V, Studer V, Sibarita JB. 3D high-and super-resolution imaging using single-objective SPIM. Nat Methods. 2015 Jul;12(7):641-4. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3402. Epub 2015 May 11. PMID: 25961414.

Strale PO, Azioune A, Bugnicourt G, Lecomte Y, Chahid M, Studer V. Multiprotein Printing by Light-Induced Molecular Adsorption. Adv Mater. 2016 Mar 9;28(10):2024-9. doi: 10.1002/adma.201504154. Epub 2015 Dec 21. PMID: 26689426.

Pasturel A, Strale PO, Studer V. Tailoring Common Hydrogels into 3D Cell Culture Templates. Adv Healthc Mater. 2020 Aug 2:e2000519. doi:10.1002/adhm.202000519. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32743980.