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Cedric Lopez joined IINS in September 2009 to manage the strategic planning of the institute and the implementation and development of the Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine that hosts the IINS research facilities since October 2016. His tasks also include the administrative support of strategic projects and grants, technology transfer and the general management of the life of the Institute and the coordination of all services vital to the IINS research teams. He works daily in close connection with the Director of the Institute and is part of the IINS steering committee.
Cedric Lopez holds a PhD in Optics from the Univ. of Central Florida, USA. Following a first work experience in materials science and attracted by new scientific challenges and interdisciplinary science, he joined a research team at CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, Florida, USA) from 1999 to 2005 to study the interaction between materials, optics and biology. He then managed the strategic development of the infrastructure and services of a Neurophotonics Centre as well as the coordination of a new graduate program in Biophotonics (Laval Univ., Canada) from 2005 to 2009 before joining IINS and the Univ. of Bordeaux.

Current Responsabilities

Secretary General of the Interdisciplinary Institute for NeuroScience (IINS)
Contact: Cedric-Lopez

Budget and Finances

Arlette Ledo is following the budget and finances of the CNRS UMR 5297.
Contact: Arlette Ledo
- Assistants: Martine Bourbon, Philippe Binot and Walid Louati.


Marie-France Brosed is overseeing all aspects of missions and travels.
Contact: Marie-France Brosed

Human Resources

Mélanie Dessans is in charge of the University and CNRS work contracts for the Institute. She is also the personal assistant of the Director of IINS.
Contact: Melanie Dessans.

Computer Support

In charge of the Intranet of the Institute while developing custom software tools. End users receive specialized computer maintenance and support.