“Never ever give up”
— Not the song
Serge Pelet was trained as a physical chemist at the EPFL. He obtained his post-doctoral experience 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 worked 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.