Ibolya Kepiro obtained her PhD from Imperial College London, where she studied in vivo high-resolution retinal imaging for clinical diagnostics. She was involved in several international projects leading the development of 3D structural imaging approaches combining light-sheet fluorescence microscopy with electrophysiology, drug delivery modelling in clinical administration and contributing to the design of nanotechnology strategies for the treatment of diabetic eye diseases.
Ibolya joined NPL in 2017. Her current research focuses on applying high-resolution and correlative imaging (including light- and electron microscopy with chemical imaging) and characterization of self-assembly model systems to support and promote the advancement of synthetic biology at the high metrology order. She develops reference materials for electron microscopy applications to improve measurements at the nanoscale. She is actively involved in VAMAS TWA 40 coordinating international inter-comparison studies aimed at validating intra- and extra-cellular synthetic biologics which feed into new international standards for life sciences and diagnostics; the recent round robin study she leads is a Covid-19 response project in support of viral diagnostics and vaccine development by electron microscopy. Ibolya has a secondment at BIPM in international collaboration with partner National Laboratories leading the Reproducibility for Experimental Sciences Project in the “Clinical and life sciences” field.
Ibolya is a fellow of Royal Society of Medicine, Pathology Council Section member at RSM, member of NTI/1-ISO TC 229 Nanotechnology and BMI/1 ISO TC 334 – Reference Material, British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, International Society of Amyloidosis, European Society of Biomaterials, Royal Microscopy Society and European Microscopy Society.
Areas of interest
- Development, metrology and application of novel technologies for biology and medicine with SI-traceability
- Development of reference materials and standardization for biology and clinics
- Drug and gene delivery, regenerative and synthetic biology
- Electron microscopy and in situ S/TEM for life sciences
- 3D live biomolecular, cell and tissue imaging at the nanoscale