Bernard Mazoyer

Université de Bordeaux, France

Bernard Mazoyer first graduated in mathematics at the ENS Cachan, Paris, France, later receiving his Ph.D. degree in biomathematics and his M.D. degree from Paris University, France. In 1984-1985, he stayed at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory as a Postdoc working on PET and MRI. In 1986, he was hired as a staff scientist by the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique and pioneered studies in functional brain mapping. In 1989, he created the first laboratory in France dedicated to cognitive neuroimaging and its applications to brain diseases. Elected Professor at the Paris 7 University School of Medicine in 1990, he developed this new research domain both at the national and at the international levels, in particular through the organization of the 1st International Conference on Human Brain Mapping, and the creation, with other pioneers of the field, of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, of which he was the 1st elected Chairman in 1997. In 1996, he moved his research team to Cyceron, a 6000 m2 medical imaging research facility in Caen, which he became the Director of in 2003. In 2001, he was elected as a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France, leading a program on biomarkers of brain aging using very large scale databases made of genetic, behavioural, bioclinical, and MRI data. In 2008, he became the Director of the Centre for Imaging-Neurosciences and Applications to Pathologies, made of 10 teams and gathering 160 staffs, coordinating programs in preclinical and clinical neuroscience using a large spectrum of imaging tools. In January 2011, he moved again with his research team to Bordeaux University. In the neuroimaging domain, he has taught and supervised 20 Ph.D. students. He has published 197 peer-reviewed articles and credited by the web of science of an H-factor at 54 and of more than 10 300 citations. He was awarded the Seymour Cray Prize in supercomputing in 1993 and the Dagnan Bouveret Prize from the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in 2003.

Biography Updated on 9 April 2012

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