About us

Our team



Frédéric Chavane (CNRS, INT)

François Féron (AMU, NICN)


Executive committee:

Florence Cayetanot (AMU, INT)

Frederic Danion (AMU, INT)

Alexandre Eusebio (AP-HM, INT)

Anna Montagnini (CNRS, INT)

Julie Peyronnet-Roux (AMU, INT)

Nicolas Wanaverbecq (AMU, PPSN)


Student representatives:

Virginia Aglieri (PhD student, INT)

Clémentine Bodin (PhD student, INT)

Caroline Landelle (PhD student, INT)


Finance and administration:

Nadia Pittet (AMU, INT)

Elise François (AMU, INT)


Laboratory and Doctorate School representatives:

Bénédicte Dargent (CRN2M/Nord)

Fanny Mann (IBDM/Luminy), I. Convergence Centuri

David Robbe (INMED/Luminy)

Daniele Schön (INS/Timone) – I. Convergence LCC

Francois-Xavier Alario (LPC/StCharles) – ED-CLE

Demian Battaglia (INS/Timone)

Laurence Casini (LNC/StCharles)

Nicole Malfait (INT/Timone)

Valery Matarazzo (INMED/Luminy)

Laurent Pézard (LNIA/StCharles) – coordination master

Christophe Porcher (INMED/Luminy) – ED-SVS

Michael Russier (UNIS/Nord)

Fabrice Sarlegna (ISM/Luminy) – ED-SMH

Wafaa Zaaraoui (CRMBM/Timone)

In 2010, a pioneer working group (F.Cayetanot, F. Chavane, F. Danion, G Masson, A. Montagnini, J.Peyronnet-Roux, S.Ravel, L. Vinay) laid the foundation of a PhD program in Neuroscience. An initial version of the program was launched at the end of 2011, mainly proposed to the PhD students of the newly created Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (INT). Under the impulsion of Laurent Vinay, we enlarged its scope and audience in 2012 with the help of F. Feron (NICN). In 2013, the Excellence Academy of Aix Marseille University (A*Midex) approved and funded the international PhD program in Integrative and Clinical Neuroscience (ICN), coordinated by F Chavane, F. Feron and L Vinay. Currently, the ICN executive committee includes a researcher from every AMU neuroscience laboratory and a clinician (A. Eusebio) from the University hospital (APHM). Along the last 3 years, the program awarded 7 PhD scholarships to international students and 3 post-doc fellowships to AMU doctors in neuroscience willing to work in biotech companies or a clinical unit. To date, about 90 PhD students are enrolled in the ICN program.