Research Team


Christophe Leterrier

Christophe Leterrier

Group Leader

Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, INP, Marseille, France

Christophe Leterrier is a Group Leader at the NeuroCyto Lab, part of the Neuropathophysiology Institute (INP, CNRS-Aix Marseille University UMR 7051) in Marseille, France. He leads the NeuroCyto team since 2017.

Christophe was trained as an engineer in physics and chemistry, and later received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. He moved to Marseille for a post-doc in 2006 and became a tenured CNRS researcher in 2011.

The NeuroCyto Lab focuses on understanding how neurons are organized at the cellular level, including how they differentiate, build and maintain their complex arborization, and establish and conserve their polarity. The lab applies advanced microscopy techniques to directly observe molecular assemblies at the nanoscale in neurons, revealing how they organize the neuron and shape its physiology.

Leterrier's research interests lie at the intersection of neuroscience, cell biology, and microscopy. He is particularly interested in how the cytoskeleton of neurons supports their unique functions.


Publications with our group (see more on Google Scholar):


Decoding life's inner workings - advances in quantitative bioimaging
Ricardo Henriques, Christophe Leterrier, Aubrey Weigel
Editorial published in Open Biology, November 2023
DOI: 10.1098/rsob.230329
High-fidelity 3D live-cell nanoscopy through data-driven enhanced super-resolution radial fluctuation
Romain F. Laine, Hannah S. Heil, Simao Coelho, Jonathon Nixon-Abell, Angélique Jimenez, Theresa Wiesner, Damián Martínez, Tommaso Galgani, Louise Régnier, Aki Stubb, Gautier Follain, Samantha Webster, Jesse Goyette, Aurelien Dauphin, Audrey Salles, Siân Culley, Guillaume Jacquemet, Bassam Hajj, Christophe Leterrier, Ricardo Henriques
Paper published in Nature Methods, November 2023
Technologies: CARE, NanoJ, NanoJ-eSRRF, NanoJ-SQUIRREL, NanoJ-SRRF, NanoPyx and Nuclear-Pores as references
Funded by: CZI, EMBO, ERC, FCT, H2021, H2022, InnOValley and Wellcome Trust
News: Photonics.com, The Science Times, Optics.org and Phys.org
Blogs: Springer Nature Protocols and Methods Community
DOI: 10.1038/s41592-023-02057-w
Mapping molecular complexes with super-resolution microscopy and single-particle analysis
Afonso Mendes, Hannah S. Heil, Simao Coelho, Christophe Leterrier, Ricardo Henriques
Paper published in Open Biology, July 2022
Technologies: NanoJ-VirusMapper, Nuclear-Pores as references and ZeroCostDL4Mic
Funded by: EMBO, ERC and Wellcome Trust
DOI: 10.1098/rsob.220079
Democratising deep learning for microscopy with ZeroCostDL4Mic
Lucas von Chamier, Romain F. Laine, Johanna Jukkala, Christoph Spahn, Daniel Krentzel, Elias Nehme, Martina Lerche, Sara Hernández-Pérez, Pieta K. Mattila, Eleni Karinou, Séamus Holden, Ahmet Can Solak, Alexander Krull, Tim-Oliver Buchholz, Martin L. Jones, Loïc A. Royer, Christophe Leterrier, Yoav Shechtman, Florian Jug, Mike Heilemann, Guillaume Jacquemet, Ricardo Henriques
Paper published in Nature Communications, April 2021
Technologies: CARE, FBSR-TFM, NanoJ, NanoJ-SQUIRREL, NanoJ-SRRF and ZeroCostDL4Mic
Funded by: EMBO, ERC and Wellcome Trust
News: AZO Life Sciences, Drug Target Review, Nanotechnology Now and The Medical News
Blogs: Microbiome Digest - Bik's Picks
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22518-0
vLUME - 3D virtual reality for single-molecule localization microscopy
Alexander Spark, Alexandre Kitching, Daniel Esteban-Ferrer, Anoushka Handa, Alexander R. Carr, Lisa-Maria Needham, Aleks Ponjavic, Ana Mafalda Santos, James McColl, Christophe Leterrier, Simon J. Davis, Ricardo Henriques, Steven F. Lee
Paper published in Nature Methods, October 2020
Technologies: Nuclear-Pores as references, QuickPALM and vLume
Funded by: BBSRC and Wellcome Trust
News: La Razon (ESP), ZAP, Medium US and IEEE Spectrum
Blogs: Qubit, , Tech Explorist and Whats New
DOI: 10.1038/s41592-020-0962-1
The cell biologist's guide to super-resolution microscopy
Guillaume Jacquemet, Alexandre F. Carisey, Hellyeh Hamidi, Ricardo Henriques, Christophe Leterrier
Review published in Journal of Cell Science, June 2020
Technologies: CARE, NanoJ, NanoJ-Fluidics, NanoJ-SRRF, Nuclear-Pores as references and ZeroCostDL4Mic
Funded by: BBSRC and Wellcome Trust
News: ScienMag and EurekAlert!
DOI: 10.1242/jcs.240713
Automating multimodal microscopy with NanoJ-Fluidics
Pedro Almada, Pedro M. Pereira, Siân Culley, Ghislaine Caillol, Fanny Boroni-Rueda, Christina L. Dix, Guillaume Charras, Buzz Baum, Romain F. Laine, Christophe Leterrier, Ricardo Henriques
Paper published in Nature Communications, March 2019
Technologies: NanoJ, NanoJ-Fluidics, NanoJ-SQUIRREL, NanoJ-SRRF and NanoJ-VirusMapper
Funded by: BBSRC and Wellcome Trust
News: Technology Times, MSN, DNYUZ and Express Informer
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09231-9
NanoJ - a high-performance open-source super-resolution microscopy toolbox
Romain F Laine, Kalina L Tosheva, Nils Gustafsson, Robert D M Gray, Pedro Almada, David Albrecht, Gabriel T Risa, Fredrik Hurtig, Ann-Christin Lindås, Buzz Baum, Jason Mercer, Christophe Leterrier, Pedro M Pereira, Siân Culley, Ricardo Henriques
Paper published in Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics, January 2019
Technologies: NanoJ, NanoJ-Fluidics, NanoJ-SQUIRREL, NanoJ-SRRF, NanoJ-VirusMapper and QuickPALM
Funded by: BBSRC and Wellcome Trust
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/ab0261
Quantitative mapping and minimization of super-resolution optical imaging artifacts
Siân Culley, David Albrecht, Caron Jacobs, Pedro Matos Pereira, Christophe Leterrier, Jason Mercer, Ricardo Henriques
Paper published in Nature Methods, February 2018
Technologies: NanoJ, NanoJ-SQUIRREL, NanoJ-SRRF and QuickPALM
Funded by: BBSRC and Wellcome Trust
News: physicsworld.com
DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.4605