Serge Pelet was trained as a physical chemist at the EPFL. He performed a post-doctoral work at the MIT to develop advanced imaging techniques based on fluorescence lifetime imaging to quantify Förster resonant energy transfer. He then joined the biochemistry institute at the ETHZ where he started his work on yeast MAPK signal transduction and established a number of microscopy assays to study in real time the flow of information in single cells. In 2012, he received the SNSF professorship grant to establish an independent research group at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology.
Department of Fundamental Microbiology since sept 2012
University of Lausanne
Assistant Professor SNF: “Regulation of Signal Transduction Studied by Quantitative Single Cell Measurements”
Institute of Biochemistry may 2005 – aug 2012
Research in the group of Prof. M. Peter: “Development of single cell techniques using flow cytometry and microscopy to quantify MAP kinase signaling in yeast”
Biological Engineering Division sept 2002 – Apr 2005
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Post-doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. P. T. C. So: “Quantitative determination of protein interactions using two-photon Förster resonance energy transfer and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy”
Ph. – D. Thesis sept 1998 – aug 2002
Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces – EPFL
“Study of the electron transfer at the surface of semiconductor by femtosecond laser spectroscopy” under the supervision of Prof. M. Grätzel and Prof. J.-E. Moser. Setting-up of a laser spectroscopy experiment for the measurement of ultrafast kinetics at the surface of dye-sensitized semiconductors.