Bernard MAZOYER (born in 1952) graduated in Mathematics from Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1976, later receiving his PhD in Biomathematics and his MD from Paris University. He spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory working on advanced methods for PET and MRI. Hired by the CEA, he pioneered functional brain mapping with PET, and created the first laboratory for cognitive neuroimaging in France. Elected Professor at Paris 7 University, he has contributed to the advent and development of the cognitive neuroimaging research domain, organizing the 1st conference on Brain Mapping in 1995, being further elected as the 1st chairman of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. In 1996, he moved to Caen to take the lead of Cyceron imaging center, which developed under his leadership as a multimodal neuroimaging research platform. In 2002, he was elected as a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. In 2011, he moved to Bordeaux University medical school, where he is currently Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging and Director of the Neurofunctional Imaging Group. His current research topic is the identification of factors affecting human brain structural and functional variability using population neuroimaging. Since 2006, he is a member of the European Research Council (SH4 panel). He has published over 220 articles that received over 15,000 citations (ISI-H factor at 61).