Our organisation

CEREGE is structured around two decision-making and executive bodies, the Management Committee and the Management Collegium. It also has three proposal and consultation bodies: the Governance Committee, the Laboratory Council and the Internal Scientific Council (ISC).

CEREGE has four teams, a modelling unit and a general secretariat, a research support service.

Management Committee
Composed ofOlivier BellierUnit Director (PR AMU) , Lucilla Benedetti and Jérôme Gattacceca, Director and Deputy Director (DRs/CNRS) and Sandrine Magnetto, Administrative Director (IR CNRS), the committee steers the organisation of the unit, the scientific strategy and the collective functioning.

Management Collegium
DUA delegated to Education : Bertrand Devouard (PR AMU).
AAU Delegate for Scientific Strategy : Jérôme Rose (DR CNRS).
DUA delegated to International Relations and projects in the South : Anne Alexandre (DR CNRS)
In charge of the "Teaching" mission Bachelor's degree and relationship with the UFR Sciences : Bertrand Martin-Garin (AMU MoC)
Platform Officer : Daniel Borschneck (IR CNRS)
The Collegium discusses and advises the management on strategic decisions and orientations

Governance Committee
This committee, which meets every two months, is made up of representatives of the five supervisory bodies of CEREGE and participates in its recruitment strategy.
Composed of the Management Committee, the Florence Sylvestre (DR IRD) for the IRD, ofEdouard Bard (PR CdF) for the Collège de France, from Bertrand Devouard (PR AMU) for Aix Marseille University, ofIsabelle Basile (DR INRAE) for INRAE and Jérôme Rose (DR CNRS) for the CNRS.

Laboratory Council

The Laboratory Council meets 3 times a year and more if necessary according to external constraints and internal requests. It has a consultative role and is required to vote on budgetary issues, annual closures, operating procedures for the group, and the arrival of new recruits before their mobility or tenure.

Internal Scientific Council (ISC)
Composed of the Management Committee, the Management Collegium, the Governance Committee, and one of the heads of each Thematic Team, the ISC meets three to five times a year to analyse recurrent or exceptional situations, to argue, arbitrate and propose solutions to the Management on the occasion of calls for tender: doctoral grants, CEREGE's internal call for projects, employment campaigns of the tutelles, requests for equipment, FIR (Research Incentive Fund) AMU... and when drafting documents for the tutelles.

Personnel Committee
Composed of the Management Committee, one of the heads of each Thematic Team, and 4 representatives of the ITA and BIATSS designated by election, this Commission meets annually to rank the ITA/BIATSS promotion files and to propose supplementary bonuses, before the Management Committee makes its decision. ITA and BIATSS staff prioritised by the Personnel Commission for promotion receive assistance in drafting their dossiers and preparing for the orals.

Cells or committees supporting the management on societal and environmental issues :

Communication Unit

Composed of volunteer researchers, engineers and technicians. Its missions are multiple and cover the fields of internal and external communication as well as aspects of scientific culture. The communication unit, headed by Alain Veron, acts as a link between the communication services of the parent institutions: OSU Institut Pytheas, CNRS, AMU, IRD.
Referent : A. Véron
Members : C. Sonzogni, V. Vidal, J. Longerey, C. Beaussier, L. Monnier, L. Benedetti, F.Demory, V.Jomelli, C. Levard, A.Licht, B. Martin-Garin, C. Puigserver
Read more

Doctoral Committee
Composed of 13 members, its aim is to ensure better integration of doctoral students into the group and to monitor the progress of their theses. The committee helps to resolve problems, to disseminate information and represents an entity of trust, sharing and support throughout the course.
Read more

Parity Unit
Since its creation in 2019, the Parity Unit has been organising actions to reduce the imbalance between men and women by proceeding according to 3 steps: Measure, Understand, Act. In particular, it drafts the comparative situation document between women and men in the laboratory, which highlights potential inequalities in the distribution of women and men, career progression, recruitment, representation in management bodies and project management. The unit also organises training to reduce these gaps, for example on implicit gender bias or on the obstacles to women's careers.
Referent : A. Alexandre
Members : P. Rieu, J. Fleury
Read more

Green cell

Created in 2019, the "Green Cell" aims to quantify and improve the carbon footprint and ecological impact of research and teaching activities at CEREGE. To achieve this, it is implementing communication and awareness-raising actions.
Referent : I. Schimmelpfennig
Members : X. Giraud, C. Levard, O. Cavalié, S. Brochard, J. Couturier, S. Viewfinder, V. Chazottes, Y. Fagault, J. Aleman, L. Monnier, P. Chaurand.
Read more

Cellule de Conservation des Collections Scientifiques -C3S
The unit proposes and implements solutions related to the problems of sample conservation and the management of a relational database associated with the samples. The Arbois site has a core library with a storage capacity of 600 m3 of refrigerated space and nearly 850 m2 of non-refrigerated space.
Referent: D. Delanghe
Members: S. Conrod, G. Gassier, W . Barthelemy, F. Demory, A. Duvivier, A. Zapelli, F. Chalié, A. Lebatard, J.D. Meunier, P. Henry, T. de Garidel, J. Gattacceca