Guillaume Gay (CENTURI Multi-engineering platform)

Database management and data curation

His background

January 2019 - Present | Database Management and Data curation, CENTURI Multi-engineering Platform, Aix Marseille University (Marseille, France)

2012 - 2020 | Independant developer and software editor, Morphogénie Logiciels SAS (Marseille, France)

2011 | Research engineer, ITAV, Toulouse University (France)

2009 - 2011 | Researcher, LBCMCP, Toulouse University (France)

2008 | Invited Professor, Los Andes University (Bogotá, Colombia)

2006 - 2008 | Postdoc, LBCMCP, Toulouse University (France)

2002-2006 | PhD Student, LCAR, Toulouse University (France)

After completing a PhD in experimental physics (about near field optics and cold atoms), I joined a biology lab in 2006 to setup a laser micro-manipulation microscope. I eventually split my time between instrument development and the creation of computer tools. I worked on chromosome segregation in the fission yeast, combining laser ablation, particle tracking and mechanical modeling to understand error correction during mitosis. Since then, I have worked with biologists to help them analyze their images and implement computer models of their experiments. In particular, I developed the tyssue epithelium modeling library.

As a research engineer in data management and curation at CENTURI, my primary mission is to setup and deploy an Omero platform for the members of the CENTURI initiative. This tool will help the community organize, share and analyze the extensive microscopy data produced in Marseille. Not only will it make the researchers and facility managers’ lives easier, it will unlock our ability to implement deep learning tools for image segmentation, linking images, ’omics data and computational models.

I am also a senior scientific Python developer, and will be happy to help you learn this beautiful language.



  • Omero
  • Data curation
  • Database
  • Python, SciPy
  • Jupyter