Niko Hildebrandt is head of the NanoBioPhotonics group (www.nanofret.com) at the Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC) in Orsay, France.
He holds a diploma in Medical Physics (2001, Berlin, Germany) and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (2007) from the University of Potsdam (Germany), where he also carried out postdoctoral research until 2008. From 2008 to 2010 he was groupleader at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research in Potsdam. Since 2010 Dr. Hildebrandt has been Full Professor at Université Paris-Sud and since 2014 a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His main research interest is time-resolved Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) spectroscopy and imaging and the application of nanomaterials for multiplexed fluorescence biosensing. He has contributed pioneering work concerning energy transfer between lanthanides and quantum dots and has coauthored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and 5 patents. He is also co-Editor of the book FRET - Förster Resonance Energy Transfer: From Theory to Applications.