Dr. Laurent Cognet
Laurent Cognet is Research Director at CNRS and Principal investigator in nano-biophotonics at the Institute of Optics - University of Bordeaux, France. He obtained his Ph.D in physics at University Paris-Sud in 1999. He then joined the CNRS- University of Bordeaux in 2000 as researcher and since 2009 as Research Director. Over the last 20 years, he has played a leading role in the development and application of single molecule microscopy to address key biological questions. His current research interests include the spectroscopy of single nano-objects with a particular focus on single-wall carbon nanotubes, the design of novel super-resolution microscopy approaches, and their applications in neuroscience and oncology. He has published over 85 peer-reviewed papers in highly impacted international journals and received several prizes.