Who we are? 

Team responsible for the assignment DEEP TIME

Christian CLOT 

  • 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 

Jeremy ROUMIAN

  • Director of Operations & Partnerships at the Human Adaptation Institute

 

Melusine MALLENDER 

  • 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 15 field team members

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.

Martin SAUMET

Martin SAUMET

29 years old | Scientific mediator

Emilie KIM-FOO

Emilie KIM-FOO

29 years old | nurse

Arnaud BUREL

Arnaud BUREL

29 years old | Biologist

Tiphaine VUARIER

Tiphaine VUARIER

32 years old | Psychomotor therapist

Kora SACCHARIN

Kora SACCHARIN

30 years | Business Intelligence Analyst

Johan FRANÇOIS

Johan FRANÇOIS

37 years old | Math teacher - sailing instructor

Marina LANÇON

Marina LANÇON

33 years old | Trek Guide

Alexis MONSEIGNY

Alexis MONSEIGNY

42 years old | On a professional break

Jerome NORMAND

Jerome NORMAND

43 years old | Resuscitator anesthetist

Nicole HUEBER

Nicole HUEBER

27 years old | Superior Technician in Geosciences

Damien JEMELGO

Damien JEMELGO

47 years old | Rope access technician

Margaux ROMAND-MONNIER

Margaux ROMAND-MONNIER

31 years old | PhD., Neuroscientist, Scientific manager

Francois MATTENS

Francois MATTENS

35 years old | Director of Public Affairs and Innovation - Head of the GENERATE accelerator

Marie-Caroline LAGACHE

Marie-Caroline LAGACHE

50 years | Jeweler

Christian CLOT

Christian CLOT

48 years old | Founding President of the Human Adaptation Institute | Designer, director and expedition leader of the so-called DEEP TIME mission

The 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

Etienne KOECHLIN

Etienne KOECHLIN

PhD., Neurobiologist - Doctor of Science, founder of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences at ENS.

Carole TAFFORIN

Carole TAFFORIN

PhD., Ethologist - Director of Ethospace, specialist in space missions and containments.

Jeremy ROUMIAN

Jeremy ROUMIAN

PhD student in Management Sciences, Largepa University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.

Natacha VELLUT

Natacha VELLUT

PhD., Psychologist, Study Engineer, specialist in adolescent withdrawal, mental health and precarious work - at CERMES3, CNRS.

Stephane BESNARD

Stephane BESNARD

PhD., Spatial neurobiologist - Hospital practitioner, teacher-researcher (UMR, LNC CNRS). Neurosensory conflict specialist

Martin HITIER

Martin HITIER

PhD., Otology, Otoneurosurgery, Base of the Skull, Pediatrics Specialist in emergency medicine, CHU de Caen.

Quentin MONTARDY

Quentin MONTARDY

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)

Frederique MAGDINIER

Frederique MAGDINIER

PhD., Human genetics - Doctor of Science, INSERM Director of the Epigenetics, Chromatin and Diseases laboratory.

Philippe ARBEILLE

Philippe ARBEILLE

PhD., Professor, space ultrasound machine, doctor at the University Hospital of Tours.

Delphine TRABER

Delphine TRABER

PhD., Doctor of Psychology, Specialist in risks and risky professions, at the Human Adaptation Institute.

Karim N'DIAYE

Karim N'DIAYE

PhD., Experimental psychology - Research engineer (CNRS) in cognitive and behavioral sciences, responsible for the PRISME platform (ICM).

Benoit MAUVIEUX

Benoit MAUVIEUX

PhD., Senior Lecturer at the University of Caen, he studies chronobiology in extreme situations. COMETE, Inserm, Unicaen.

Didier GRANDJEAN

Didier GRANDJEAN

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

Jeremy ROUMIAN

Jeremy ROUMIAN

Director of operations and partnerships

Coralie JUGAN

Coralie JUGAN

Press Officer

coraliejugan@orange.fr

+06 12 97 78 63 XNUMX

Bruno MAZODIER

Bruno MAZODIER

Photographer

Melusine MALLENDER

Melusine MALLENDER

Explorer, Social Geographer - Images & Parity Director

Clara DUFOUR

Clara DUFOUR

Audiovisual department - Communication officer

Raphael DOMJAN

Raphael DOMJAN

Explorer, specialist in renewable energies

Idriss NAOUI

Idriss NAOUI

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

Philippe CROCHET

Philippe CROCHET

Speleologist - Photographer

Serge CAILLAULT

Serge CAILLAULT

Speleologist - Director of Speleomag

Patrick SORRIAUX

Patrick SORRIAUX

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.

4 + 2 =

Address of the cave for the mission

Lombrives cave

09400 Ussat

Email

info@theadaptationgroup.com

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