Olivier Renaud is the co-coordinator of the Cell and Tissue Imaging platform (PICT-IBiSA, member of FranceBioImaging) at the Institut Curie and the head of the photonic imaging pole of the Genetics and Developmental Biology unit (U934/UMR3215). Olivier completed his PhD in developmental biology and genetics in 2001 in Prof Pat Simpson's team at the IGBMC (Strasbourg, France) and then at the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge (UK). He then did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max-Planck Institute in Dresden (Germany) in the team of Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan and on the imaging platform (director: K. Anderson) where he developed his expertise in light-microscopy. He then joined Olympus France as a microscopy product specialist. In 2005, Olivier joined the Institut Pasteur's imaging platform as a Project Manager for the development of a new imaging methodology in partnership with industrials. This project led to the filing of patents. In 2009, Olivier was recruited at CNRS to build and manage the light-microscopy platform of the Genetics and Developmental Biology unit.