Prof. Laurent Cognet
After a PhD in atom optics at Institut d’Optique supervised by A. Aspect (Paris Sud University, Orsay) L. Cognet performed among the first experiments about the detection and tracking of single fluorescent molecules in living cells as a postdoc in Th. Schmidt's group at Leiden University (NL).
In 2000, he was tenured by CNRS as junior researcher at University of Bordeaux and he was promoted Research Director in 2009.
In 2011, he participated in the creation of the "Laboratoire Photonique Numérique et Nanosciences" (LP2N-Institut d'Optique-CNRS at University of Bordeaux) where is deputy director and coordinates the â€‹Optics and Biology Research Initiative.