Luc Henry is a scientific advisor to the President of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His main interest is in open science, crowdfunding science, hacking science or anything that has to do with new research practices. He held a similar position at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) in 2016. Before that, he was the Managing Editor of Technologist, a European science magazine published by LargeNetwork in Geneva and regularly wrote in The Conversation UK while still being a researcher.
In his spare time, Luc co-founded Hackuarium, a community laboratory near Lausanne, where curious people hack biology and other technologies.
If you are interested in the details, after earning BSc and MSc degrees in biological chemistry at the EPFL, Luc 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 as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Kai Johnsson at EPFL, and a visiting researcher at the University of Ulm, Germany, within the context of the Sphingonet Marie Curie initial training network (ITN).