Who we are?
- Founding President of the Human Adaptation Institute
- Designer, director and expedition leader of the DEEP TIME mission
- Deep Time Cave Team Member
Vice-President of the Society of French Explorers
- Director of Operations & Partnerships at the Human Adaptation Institute
- Director in charge of “Image & Parity” projects
- Member of the Society of French Explorers
Dr. Stéphane BESNARD
- University Lecturer
- Hospital practitioner
electroencephalogram evoked potentials
Discover our 14 team members in the field, alongside Christian Clot
Coming from very heterogeneous backgrounds and with different ages, our team members have chosen to venture into a cave to live an intense social experience. Thanks to their dedication and expertise, they can advance science.
29 years old | Scientific mediator
29 years old | nurse
29 years old | Biologist
32 years old | Psychomotor therapist
30 years | Business Intelligence Analyst
37 years old | Math teacher - sailing instructor
33 years old | Trek Guide
42 years old | On a professional break
43 years old | Resuscitator anesthetist
27 years old | Superior Technician in Geosciences
47 years old | Rope access technician
31 years old | PhD., Neuroscientist, Scientific manager
35 years old | Director of Public Affairs and Innovation - Head of the GENERATE accelerator
50 years | Jeweler
48 years old | Founding President of the Human Adaptation Institute | Designer, director and expedition leader of the so-called DEEP TIME mission
The 14 team members led by Christian Clot
come from civil society and constitute a varied group, but corresponding to daily life in order to carry out our studies as close as possible to a social reality. These people all have assigned tasks.
Research team managers
PhD., Neurobiologist - Doctor of Science, founder of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences at ENS.
PhD., Ethologist - Director of Ethospace, specialist in space missions and containments.
PhD student in Management Sciences, Largepa University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.
PhD., Psychologist, Study Engineer, specialist in adolescent withdrawal, mental health and precarious work - at CERMES3, CNRS.
PhD., Spatial neurobiologist - Hospital practitioner, teacher-researcher (UMR, LNC CNRS). Neurosensory conflict specialist
PhD., Otology, Otoneurosurgery, Base of the Skull, Pediatrics Specialist in emergency medicine, CHU de Caen.
PhD., Neuroscience researcher specializing in emotions - Brain Cognition And Brain Disease Institute (BCBD), Chinese Academy Of Science.
Dr. Anne Le GALL, BCBDI (EMotion), Pr. HugHson and Nicolas LEFÈVRE, Engineer CIREVE (Unicaen)
PhD., Human genetics - Doctor of Science, INSERM Director of the Epigenetics, Chromatin and Diseases laboratory.
PhD., Professor, space ultrasound machine, doctor at the University Hospital of Tours.
PhD., Doctor of Psychology, Specialist in risks and risky professions, at the Human Adaptation Institute.
PhD., Experimental psychology - Research engineer (CNRS) in cognitive and behavioral sciences, responsible for the PRISME platform (ICM).
PhD., Senior Lecturer at the University of Caen, he studies chronobiology in extreme situations. COMETE, Inserm, Unicaen.
PhD., Psychologist of emotions - Doctor of Science, professor in the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva.
Our scientific directors supervise around thirty specialists, doctoral students and post-docs mobilized on the project.
Logistics and communication team
Director of operations and partnerships
Explorer, Social Geographer - Images & Parity Director
Audiovisual department - Communication officer
Explorer, specialist in renewable energies
Artistic Direction Pole - 360 ° Communication Officer
A dynamic and committed team, which supports around thirty members of the Institute of Human Adaptation and volunteers at the service of our cause.
Caving technical advisers
Speleologist - Photographer
Speleologist - Director of Speleomag
PhD., Geologist and karstologist
We also thank Bernard GAUCHE, speleologist, diver and explorer, for his advice to our team.
For 40 days, 15 people at the heart of an unprecedented expedition
During an exceptional period, an extraordinary expedition in France: 40 days underground to learn the links between our brains and time as well as with the relation of synchronicity within a group. This is a fundamental need for our future.
Address of the cave for the mission