This distinction recognizes CNRS engineers and technicians, who, through their creativity, technical mastery and sense of innovation, contribute to the advancement of knowledge and excellence of French research.
The history of Montpellier RIO Imaging facility began at the Centre de Recherche en Biochimie Macromoléculaire, Montpellier. The will of Pierre Travo to share the first CRBM microscopes formed the core from which the facility originated a few years later. It is around this core that the facility developed in 2003 under the name "Montpellier RIO Imaging" and successively integrated or created other technical facilities in Montpellier. It is now recognized as a major player in France amongst imaging facilities and is actively involved in initiatives such as France BioImaging (FBI, Infrastructures in Health Biology) or EUROBIOIMAGING.
For his outstanding work, his will and charisma, Pierre was able to convince and organize the supply of cell imaging equipment around him. The facility now offers 11 technical subfacilities distributed throughout seven research campuses in Montpellier and dedicated to three technological areas: optical microscopy, flow cytometry and micro-X-ray tomography
The management team of MRI (E. Bertrand, J. Cau, C. Tran-Aupiais) and its entire staff congratulate Pierre Travo sincerely.