Our belief is that each and every student should be able to explore real and live biology and interact with living cells in 3D and 4D.
We want to encourage school teachers to motivate and engage their students through a unique biology learning platform. cell.academy has developed a creative way to learn biology and is taking active part in STEM education. We hope that students will start developing a passion for biology and hopefully pursue a job in a related field.
This is the reason why we have developed cell.academy.
cell.academy is a spin-off of Nanolive SA. Nanolive SA was incorporated in November 2013 at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland, by Dr. Yann Cotte (CEO) and Dr. Fatih Toy (scientific advisor), following the completion of their respective PhD theses at the EPFL Microsystems laboratory of Prof. Christian Depeursinge (Head of Scientific Advisory Board).
Late 2013, Dr. Andreas Kern and Dr. Sebastien Equis joined as Co-Founders to lead the software development and hardware construction respectively.
Now the team is composed by thirteen people from very different backgrounds and geographical origins: engineers, biologists, physicists and business.
Living Cell Tomography
Our 3D Cell Explorer delivers living cell tomography. Just as you may know from a MRI in hospitals, our light microscope uses laser light to deliver live scans of single cells. After placing the cellular specimen in the device, the 3D Cell Explorer performs a continuous rotational scan, while a software allows to display the cell on your computer in 3D within a second.
The intuitive software STEVE enables digitally staining on single cells with an unlimited choice of colours and obtains its 3D reconstruction in real time.
To share, interact, and explore your results, the cells data can further be printed (e.g. 3D printer or 3D holograms), or can be directly viewed on 3D-beamers or in 3D animations.
In addition, supplementary services will be available through our Cloud Biotech Apps and Communities, thus making the 3D Cell Explorer the first cloud microscope.
The cell.academy team
Sabine Bautz, BA in Business Administration
Customer Service Manager
Kulsum Farshori, MSc in Biology
Applications Specialist for Education
Paul Habfast, MSc in software engineering
Head of Cloud Services
Lisa Pollaro, PhD in Biochemical Engineering
Chief Operating Officer