Profesor UC3M

Dr. Jorge Ripoll Lorenzo

Dr. Jorge
Ripoll Lorenzo


Doctorate in Physical Sciences by the UAM in 2000. Pre and post doctoral stays in UPENN (USA), JRC (Italy), UCL (England), FORTH (Greece) and Harvard (USA). Tenure track position equivalent to "Assistant Prof." (2005-2008) and tenure position equivalent to "Associate Prof." (2008-2012) in Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece). Visiting Professor at ETH (2010-2011), and at the University of Freiburg (Switzerland) (2012).

Since 2011 associated  to the UC3M, Dept. of Bioengineering,  becoming a Visiting Professor at UC3M in September 2012. Marie Curie Career Integration Grant felow (2013-2017).  Award in Scientific Excellence by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2016. Founding member of the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI) and member of the ESMI Executive Committee. Principal investigator of 7 European projects being "project manager" of an Integrated Project of € 11M budget, including the European project "FMT-XCT" where the research group of UC3M and the former group of J. Ripoll jointly participated (2008-2011).

He has directed 6 doctoral theses, one of them co-directed with Juanjo Vaquero and one co-directed with Manuel Desco, both defended in UC3M. Author of more than 100 articles in indexed journals, with more than 6900 citations and an h-factor of 38 (according to Google Scholar). He has given more than 35 invited talks in academic centers and more than 40 lectures invited to conferences, among them a "Keynote lecture" at CMIST Industry Day 2011, Zurich. Author of the book "Principles of Diffuse Light Propagation", published by World Scientific Press (2012). Inventor of 10 patents, several being under exploitation by Perkin Elmer and 4D-Nature. Consultant for Perkin Elmer (2010-2012), Visen Medical (2003-2010), Scanco (2004) and Genex Tech (2002). In July of 2013, he co-founded  4D-Nature Imaging Consulting S.L., a company dedicated to in-vivo optical imaging.


Master on Molecular Imaging, ETH-Zurich

- Introduction to Optical Imaging (2010-2011)

Bachelor on Biomedical Engineering, UC3M:

- Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering (2012-present), 6 credits, coordinator

- Introduction to Biomedical Imaging (2013-present), 6 credits, coordinator


  1. V. Ntziachristos, E. A. Schellenberger, J. Ripoll, D. Yessayan, E. Graves, A. Bogdanov, L. Josephson, and R.Weissleder. Título: Visualization of antitumor treatment by means of fluorescence molecular tomography with an annexin V-Cy5.5 conjugate. Revista: Proc. Nat. Acad. Of Sci. USA (PNAS). Año: 2004. Volumen: 101 (33). Páginas: 12294-12299. Factor de Impacto (JCR Thomson Reuters): 10.452. Categoría: MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES. Revista en el primer cuartil: SI (3/45). Citas: 238.
  2. G. Zacharakis, H. Kambara, H. Shih, J. Ripoll, J. Grimm, Y. Saeki, R.Weissleder, and V. Ntziachristos. Título: Volumetric tomography of fluorescent proteins through small animals in vivo. Revista: Proc. Nat. Acad. Of Sci. USA (PNAS). Año: 2005. Volumen: 102(51). Páginas: 18252-18257. Factor de Impacto (JCR Thomson Reuters): 10.231. Categoría: MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES. Revista en el primer cuartil: SI (3/48). Citas: 72.
  3. Ntziachristos, V.; Ripoll, J.; Wang, L. H. V; Weissleder, R. Título: Looking and listening to light: the evolution of whole-body photonic imaging. Revista: Nature Biotechnology. Año: 2005. Volumen: 23 (3). Páginas: 313-320. Factor de Impacto (JCR Thomson Reuters): 22.738. Categoría: BIOTECHNOLOGY & APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY. Revista en el primer cuartil: SI (1/139). Citas: 740.
  4. Ripoll, J.; Ntziachristos, V. Título: From finite to infinite volumes: Removal of boundaries in diffuse wave imaging. Revista: Phys. Rev. Lett. Año: 2006. Volumen: 96 (17). Páginas: 173903. Factor de Impacto (JCR Thomson Reuters): 7.072. Categoría: PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY. Revista en el primer cuartil: SI (5/68).
  5. J. Ripoll and V. Ntziachristos. Título: Light, sound, chemistry. . . action: state of the art optical methods for animal imaging. Revista: Drug Discovery Today: Technologies. Año: 2011. Volumen: 8. Páginas: e79-e86. Factor de Impacto (JCR Thomson Reuters): 6.828. Categoría: PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACY. Revista en el primer cuartil: SI (11/261).
  6. S. Zhu, D. Dong, U. J. Birk, M. Rieckher, N. Tavernarakis, X. Qu, J. Liang, J. Tian, and J. Ripoll. Título: Automated motion correction for in vivo optical projection tomography. Revista: IEEE Trans Med Imaging. Año: 2012. Volumen: 31. Páginas: 1358-1371. Factor de Impacto (JCR Thomson Reuters): 4.027. Categoría: ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC. Revista en el primer cuartil: SI (8/243).
  7. Arranz, D. Dong, S. Zhu, M. Rudin, C. Tsatsanis, J. Tian, J. Ripoll. Título: Helical optical projection tomography. Revista: Opt Express. Año: 2013. Volumen: 21. Páginas: 25912-25925. Factor de Impacto (JCR Thomson Reuters): 3.546. Categoría: OPTICS. Revista en el primer cuartil: SI (5/80).
  8. A. Arranz, D. Dong, S. Zhu, C. Savakis, J. Tian, and J. Ripoll. Título: In-vivo Optical Tomography of Small Scattering Specimens: time-lapse 3D imaging of the head eversion process in Drosophila melanogaster. Revista: Scientific Reports 4 (Dec. 2014), p. 7325.
  9. D. Dong, A. Arranz, S. Zhu, Y. Yang, L. Shi, J. Wang, C. Shen, J. Tian, and J. Ripoll. Título: Vertically scanned laser sheet microscopy". Revista: Journal of biomedical optics 19.10 (2014), p. 106001.
  10. I. Iglesias and J. Ripoll. Título: Plenoptic projection fluorescence tomography. Revista: Optics express 22.19 (2014), pp. 23215-23225.
  11. Unleashing Optics and Optoacoustics for Developmental Biology
    Ripoll, J., Koberstein-Schwarz, B., & Ntziachristos, V. (2015). Trends in Biotechnology33(11), 679–691.
  12. pMHC affinity controls duration of CD8+ T cell–DC interactions and imprints timing of effector differentiation versus expansion.
    Ozga, A. J., Moalli, F., Abe, J., Swoger, J., Sharpe, J., Zehn, D., … Stein, J. V. (2016).  Journal of Experimental Medicine213(12).
  13. Light sheet fluorescence microscopy for in situ cell interaction analysis in mouse lymph nodes.
    Abe, J., Ozga, A. J., Swoger, J., Sharpe, J., Ripoll, J., & Stein, J. V. (2016).  Journal of Immunological Methods431, 1–10.
  14. Antigen Availability and DOCK2-Driven Motility Govern CD4+ T Cell Interactions with Dendritic Cells In Vivo
    Ackerknecht, M., Gollmer, K., Germann, P., Ficht, X., Abe, J., Fukui, Y., Swoger, J., Ripoll, J., Sharpe, J. &  Stein, J. V. (2017).. The Journal of Immunology.


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