Dr. Laurent Pieuchot is permanent researcher (CRCN) at the CNRS. After a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology in 2009, Laurent moved to the National University of Singapore to study fundamental mechanisms that govern cell growth and differentiation. He worked on a variety of topics, ranging from organelle biogenesis in mammalian cells to the systems biology of multicellular fungi. He obtained a permanent CNRS position (CR1) in 2016 and joined the IS2M, Mulhouse to develop approaches combining cell biology and material sciences. He focuses his current research on the role of topographical curvature in various cell biology processes.