Hervé Rigneault joined the CNRS, France, in 1994 to work in the field of optical microcavity. He now leads a group of researchers at the Fresnel Institute in France in the field of nanobiophotonics.

Jean-Michel Lourtioz is a research director at CNRS, France, and head of the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale at the University Paris-Sud, France since 2000. He also coordinates the French network on nanophotonics.

Claude Delalande joined the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, in 1982 and is currently working on the optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures. He has been Director of the Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain since 1999.

Juan Ariel Levenson joined the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures at the CNRS, France, where he is the leader of the PHOTONIQ Group. He is the leader of the Centre of Nanosciences of the Paris-Region, France.