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Université de Bordeaux

Bernard Mazoyer

Last update Wednesday 10 February 2021

University of Bordeaux, France

Bernard Mazoyer

Bernard Mazoyer is a Professor of radiology at Bordeaux University Hospital, and a senior scientist at the Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CNRS and University of Bordeaux). After graduating from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (mathematics), he received his Ph.D. in biomathematics and his MD from Paris University.

During his postdoc at UC Berkeley in the early 80’s he worked on advanced PET and MRI instrumentation, and later pioneered functional neuroimaging with PET at the CEA-Orsay where he created the first cognitive neuroimaging laboratory in France. In 1996 he took the leadership of the Cyceron neuroimaging center in Caen. He pioneered population neuroMRI within the EVA and 3 Cities cohorts.

In 2011, he moved to Bordeaux, focusing his research on the identification of factors affecting human brain variability using population neuroimaging, and is the PI of the MRi-Share study.

Bernard Mazoyer has published over 250 articles that received 35,000+ citations (H-factor at 89). He is the co-founder and the past Chairman of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. He has received the Seymour Cray Prize in supercomputing and the Dagnan Bouveret Prize from the French National Academy, and is an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France.