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Marc Joliot, Ph.D.
Senior scientist

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+(33) 5 47 30 43 97

Groupe d’Imagerie Neurofonctionnelle
UMR5296 - CNRS, University of Bordeaux, CEA

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Groupe d’Imagerie Neurofonctionnelle
Université Bordeaux
146 rue Léo Saignat
Case 71
33076 Bordeaux CEDEX, France

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Marc Joliot, Ph.D. is a senior researcher in multimodal biomedical imaging at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). After receiving his Ph.D. degrees in NMR signal processing in 1991 at the Paris 11 University, he founded with Bernard Mazoyer and Nathalie Tzourio the neuroimaging group (GIN) at the SHFJ at Orsay, which realized the first French positron emission activation study. He held a postdoctoral position on magnetoencephalography at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, New York University Medical Center, USA. From 1992 to 1999 he help several researcher position at SHFJ working on magnetoencephalography, PET and the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technics. In 2000 he became senior scientist and joined the joint research unit CINAPS (Caen university, CNRS, CEA) at Caen, France where he focused on the electromagnetic/hemodynamic multimodal imaging, he also held the position of technical director of the CYCERON imaging facility (PET, EEG, 7T and 3T MRI facility). In 2008 he led the neurofunctional imaging of the conscious state team. In 2011 he moved to Bordeaux (Join research unit of Bordeaux University/CNRS/CEA, France) to pursue researches on resting state connectivity.

Research interests:

The primary focus is on the specific multi-scale pattern of humain brain regional functional connectivity organization observed during the resting state in functional magnetic resonance imaging1-5. The research is directed at studying the variability of the resting and task-induced state organization across the population (using demographic and cognitive skill markers) or the mental content (using a resting state questionnaire, RESQ4).
The second focus is on the development of new methodology in bioimaging data analysis and management. Tools for neuroimaging analysis, such as the AAL atlas9 (Citation index of 4800), a Multi-scale Independant Component Clustering Algorithm (MICCA7) or the BIOMIST database6.
The third focus is on electromagnetic / hemodynamic and metabolic multimodal imaging10-14.

AWARDS and GRANTS (since moving in bordeaux in 2012)

2012: Editors Choice Award in the category ‘Systems’ for the paper: “Patterns of hemodynamic low-frequency oscillations in the brain are modulated by the nature of free thought during rest” Neuroimage 59(4):3194-3200.
2012 : CIFRE Ph.D. fellowship (100k€)
2013 : BIOMIST, BIO Medical research Imaging SemanTic data management, (Co-PI, 678k€)
2014 : ABACI-REST, Automated Brain Connectivity Analysis for Cohort Imaging, (PI, 65k€)
2015: Cognition and motor behaviour networks with NIRS (200K€)


2000-2013: Supervision of 9 PhD students: Papathanassiou D (Caen University, 2002), T. Bertin (Caen University, co-adviser, 2002), F. Andersson (Caen University, co-adviser, 2005), Lamberton F (Caen University, 2003), Leroux G (Caen University, 2005), G. Doucet (Caen University, 2011), M. Naveau (Caen University, 2012), F. Orliac (Caen University, 2014), M. Allanic (Bordeaux University, UTCompiègne, 2015)

1995-2013: Supervision of 15 Master students and 3 Postdocs.


1995-curr: Organization for Human Brain Mapping
2006-2009 : Expert for RIO and IBiSA on neuroimaging platform


Resting-state and functional connectivity

1-Orliac F, Naveau M, Joliot M, Delcroix N, Razafimandimby A, Brazo P, Dollfus S, Delamillieure P (2013) Links among resting-state default-mode network, salience network, and symptomatology in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res 148:74-80.

2-Doucet G, Naveau M, Petit L, Zago L, Crivello F, Jobard G, Delcroix N, Mellet E, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Mazoyer B, Joliot M (2012) Patterns of hemodynamic low-frequency oscillations in the brain are modulated by the nature of free thought during rest. Neuroimage 59:3194-3200.

3-Doucet G, Naveau M, Petit L, Delcroix N, Zago L, Crivello F, Jobard G, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Mazoyer B, Mellet E, Joliot M (2011) Brain activity at rest: a multiscale hierarchical functional organization. J Neurophysiol 105:2753-2763.

4-Delamillieure P, Doucet G, Mazoyer B, Turbelin MR, Delcroix N, Mellet E, Zago L, Crivello F, Petit L, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Joliot M (2010) The resting state questionnaire: An introspective questionnaire for evaluation of inner experience during the conscious resting state. Brain Res Bull 81:565-573.

5-Mazoyer B, Zago L, Mellet E, Bricogne S, Etard O, Houde O, Crivello F, Joliot M, Petit L, Tzourio-Mazoyer N (2001) Cortical networks for working memory and executive functions sustain the conscious resting state in man. Brain Res Bull 54:287-298.

Data analysis and management

6-Allanic M, Durupt A, Joliot M, Eynard B, Boutinaud P (2014) Towards a data model for PLM apllication in bio-medical imaging. Proceedings of TMCE 2014.

7-Naveau M, Doucet G, Delcroix N, Petit L, Zago L, Crivello F, Jobard G, Mellet E, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Mazoyer B, Joliot M (2012) A novel group ICA approach based on multi-scale individual component clustering. Application to a large sample of fMRI data. Neuroinformatics 10:269-285.

8-Lamberton F, Delcroix N, Grenier D, Mazoyer B, Joliot M (2007) A new EPI-based dynamic field mapping method: Application to retrospective geometrical distortion corrections. J Magn Reson Imaging 26:747-755.

9-Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Landeau B, Papathanassiou D, Crivello F, Etard O, Delcroix N, Mazoyer B, Joliot M (2002) Automated anatomical labeling of activations in SPM using a macroscopic anatomical parcellation of the MNI MRI single-subject brain. Neuroimage 15:273-289.

Multimodal Imaging

10-Joliot M, Leroux G, Dubal S, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Houde O, Mazoyer B, Petit L (2009) Cognitive inhibition of number/length interference in a Piaget-like task: evidence by combining ERP and MEG. Clin Neurophysiol 120:1501-1513.

11-Leroux G, Joliot M, Dubal S, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Houde O (2006) Cognitive inhibition of number/length interference in a Piaget-like task in young adults: Evidence from ERP and fMRI. Hum Brain Mapp 27:498-509.

12-Joliot M, Papathanassiou D, Mellet E, Quinton O, Mazoyer N, Courtheoux P, Mazoyer B (1999) FMRI and PET of self-paced finger movement: comparison of intersubject stereotaxic averaged data. Neuroimage 10:430-447.

13-Joliot M, Crivello F, Badier JM, Diallo B, Tzourio N, Mazoyer B (1998b) Anatomical congruence of metabolic and electromagnetic activation signals during a self-paced motor task: a combined PET-MEG study. Neuroimage 7:337-351.

14-Joliot M, Ribary U, Llinas R (1994) Human oscillatory brain activity near 40 Hz coexists with cognitive temporal binding. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 91:11748-11751.