LCN welcomes two Royal Society Fellows

The LCN will be welcoming two Royal Society University Research Fellows to King’s College London in the October. The scheme is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. These long term fellowships provide the opportunity and freedom to build an independent research career in the UK or Republic of Ireland and pursue cutting-edge scientific research.

Dr Siân Culley will join the Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics from the Henriques Lab at University College London. Her research centres on developing novel approaches for live-cell super-resolution microscopy.

Dr Emilio Pisanty will join the Department of Physics from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin. He will be researching ‘New Frontiers of Strong-Field Physics: Vortices, Catastrophes, and Quantum Electrodynamics’

Professor Anatoly Zayats, co-director of London Light said ‘We are delighted to welcome two outstanding researchers to the LCN family. They both explore properties of light to understand its behaviour and develop new applications in microscopy and ultrafast physics at the nanoscale and will strengthen the London Light activities and collaborations in these areas.

Dame Linda Partridge, Biological Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Society said, “The URF scheme honours high calibre early career scientists throughout the UK and Ireland. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the research community, and so it is essential that long-term, flexible funding schemes like this are in place to continue to support the careers of researchers pursuing novel and ground-breaking research.