Laurent Cognet, CNRS Research Director, LP2N - Institut d'Optique, University of Bordeaux
Laurent Cognet is CNRS Research Director at Institut d'Optique - University of Bordeaux, France. After his PhD in atom optics at Institut d’Optique (Paris XI University, Orsay) he performed among the first experiments about the detection and tracking of single fluorescent molecules in living cells at Leiden University (NL). In 2000, he was hired by CNRS at University of Bordeaux where he was promoted Research Director in 2009. His research interests concern the development of optical strategies to detect individual nano-objects (e.g. molecules, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes) at ultrahigh- resolution in various environments, to understand their spectroscopic properties and to conduct their application in biology.