Université de Bordeaux
FHU SMART Small Artery Disease transdisciplinary project
Cluster of excellence

Prof. Bernard Mazoyer

Prof. Bernard Mazoyer

Prof. Bernard Mazoyer is professor of radiology and medical imaging at Bordeaux University and University hospital. He leads the CNRS-CEA UMR5296 research unit. He pioneered the development of brain imaging applied to cognition, played a pivotal role in international development of “Human Brain Mapping”, and coordinates population neuro-imaging at Bordeaux University.


Summary CV

Bernard Mazoyer, MD PhD, born in 1952, is director of the Neurofunctional Imaging Group (GIN), a team jointly funded by CNRS and CEA (UMR5296) at Bordeaux University. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Mathematics), and received a PhD in Biomathematics and an MD. After his postdoc at UC Berkeley, during which he worked on advanced medical imaging technology, he was employed by CEA to lead the group on instrumentation and computer science of the Frédéric Joliot Hospital in Orsay. He pioneered the development of brain imaging applied to cognition and played a pivotal role in the international development of the “Human Brain Mapping”. He then took the lead of the biomedical imaging platform Cyceron in Caen, where he directed a large research unit on neuroscience imaging. In 2012, he joined Bordeaux University Hospital and Bordeaux University with his CNRS-CEA research unit. There he developed population neuro-imaging research activities. His team also played a pioneering role in this domain, analyzing more than 3500 brain MRIs from the 3C-Dijon population-based study, in close collaboration with Prof. Christophe Tzourio and INSERM Unit U1219 (ex U708, neuroepidemiology team). He is an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He co-authored over 250 publications (H-index WOS: 70).

Selected References

1. Tzourio-Mazoyer N, [..], Crivello F, Mazoyer B. Intracortical myelination of Heschl's gyrus and the planum temporale varies with Heschl's duplication pattern and rhyming performance. Cereb Cortex 2018. doi: 10.1093

2. Kong XZ, […] Crivello F, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Fisher SE, Thompson PM, Francks C. Mapping cortical brain asymmetry in 17,141 healthy individuals worldwide via the ENIGMA Consortium. PNAS 2018;115:E5154-63.

3. BRAINS Expert Working Group, […], Mazoyer B, Boardman JP, Thompson PM, […], Wardlaw JM. Improving data availability for brain image biobanking in healthy subjects. Neuroimage. 2017;153:399-409.

4. Kaffashian S, Tzourio C, Zhu YC, Mazoyer B, Debette S. Differential Effect of White-Matter Lesions and Covert Brain Infarcts on the Risk of Ischemic Stroke and Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Stroke. 2016;47:1923-5

5. Crivello F, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Grassiot B, Tzourio C, Mazoyer B (2014). Sex and age effects on grey matter rate of atrophy: longitudinal MRI study of a cohort of 1,179 healthy elderly. PLOS One 9(12):e114478.