Dr Violaine Sée is a senior lecturer in the department of Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool. She is also co-director of the Centre for Cell Imaging, a shared research facility providing expertise and instrumentation for imaging projects. She completed her doctorate in molecular and cellular pharmacology in 2001, at the University of Strasbourg (France). She moved to the University of Liverpool in 2002 as a post-doctoral research associate. She has obtained a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship in 2005, which has contributed to her academic establishment. She is now leading a research group working on intracellular signals, their dynamic regulation and their impact on the fine tuning of gene transcription and cell fate. Dr Sée’s research focuses on hypoxia signaling especially on the important role of hypoxia inducible factor timing to control cell fate and drug resistance. She works across scales from single molecule to cells, multicellular spheroids and small organisms (chick embryo), using advanced imaging technologies to monitor cellular events in real-time.