Chargé de recherche CNRS
Recherche - Paris
Spécialités / domaines
Physique-chimie-biologie multi-échelle et cancer (molécules, cellules, tissus et organismes)
Fonctions au sein de l'Institut Curie :
  • Chercheur, Chef d'équipe de recherche
    Imagerie et contrôle optique de l'organisation cellulaire (LOCCO)
    Unité : Physico-chimie (UMR168)

Bassam Hajj is a physicist by training, specialized in optical microscopy and single-molecule imaging. He is co-Leading the “Light-based Observation and Control of Cellular Functions” (LOCCO) team. Bassam did a PhD thesis at Ecole Normale Superieur de Cachan on Electro-optical microscopy in physics and biology. He joined Janelia Research Campus for a post-doc to work on multifocus microscopy for fast and sensitive imaging at the single molecule level. He returned to France at Insitut Curie for a post-doc and later was recruited as a CNRS permanent researcher since 2016. The team of Bassam focuses on developing cutting edge optical microscopy methods for single-molecule imaging, combined with advanced visualization and analyses tools. The aim is to address biological questions related to 3D nuclear organization and dynamics at different spatial and temporal scales.