Nicolas Plachta Adjunct Associate ProfessorNational University of SingaporeNicolas studied biology at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and University of Tel-Aviv (Israel). He did his PhD with Yves-Alain Barde at the Biozentrum (University of Basel, Switzerland) and postdoc in biological imaging with Scott Fraser at Caltech (US), supported by fellowships from Swiss National Foundation, EMBO and CIRM. He was appointed Group Leader at EMBL Australia in 2011 and joined A*STAR in 2015 as Senior PI. He received the A*STAR Investigatorship, Viertel Medical Fellowship, Australian NHMRC and ARC Fellowships. In 2015 he become the third Singapore-based scientist to join the EMBO Young Investigator Program. In 2016 he was awarded the Gibco–Emerging Leader Prize of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). In 2017 he became an HHMI International Scholar.