Senior Researchers


Cyril Pernet
Scientific Software Developer
Dept. Neurology and Neurobiology Research Unit,
Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet,
Building 8057,
Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
3545 6714

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Cyril Pernet

Senior Research Software Developer

Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet

Scientific interest

Dr. Pernet is a senior scientist with interested in open science (data sharing with OpenNeuroPET; data standards with BIDS; best practicies with the OHBM COBIDAS; practical ethics with the Open Brain Consent), and neuroimaging methods (preprocessing pipelines, QC, statistics) for clinical applications (brain tumours, dementia).


Dr Pernet, obtained a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Toulouse III in France in 2004. He was then working with Prof. JF Demonet and Dr P Celsis on neurodevelopmental disorders using MRI, functional MRI and EEG. He next obtained a post-doc fellowship from the Fyssen Foundation to work in Finland with Prof. R. Salmelin on reading using MEG. He moved to UK in 2006, working in Glasgow with Prof. B. Belin as post-doc research assistant, working on auditory (voice) processing using fMRI and EEG. He joined the Brain Research Imaging Center, Edinburgh in 2007, as fMRI lead for SINAPSE (Scottish Imaging Network A Platform for Scientific Excellence) and became Senior Research Fellow & functional imaging scientific leader for Edinburgh Imaging in 2015. In 2021, he joined the Neurobiology Research Unit in Cophenhagen, coordinating the development of OpenNeuroPET.

2021 -

Senior Research Software Developer, Neurobiology Research Unit, DK

2015 - 2021

Senior Research Fellow & functional imaging scientific leader, Edinburgh Imaging, UK

2010 - 2021

Academic Fellow & functional imaging scientific leader, Brain Research Imaging Centre, Edinburgh, UK

2007 - 2010

fMRI leader for SINAPSE (Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence) & fMRI manager, Brain Research Imaging Centre, Edinburgh, UK 

2006 - 2007

Post-doctoral research assistent, University of Glasgow, UK

2005 - 2006

Post-doctoral visiting fellow, Helsinki University of Technology, FI


All 83 current publications are here

Recent publications

[083] Gau, R. Et al. (2021). Brainhack: developing a culture of open, inclusive, community-driven neuroscience. Neuron, in press.

[082] Pavlov, Y. et al. (2021). #EEGManyLabs: Investigating the Replicability of Influential EEG Experiments Cerebral Cortex, in press.

[081] The open brain consent working group. The Open Brain Consent: Informing research participants and obtaining consent to share brain imaging data. (2021). Human Brain Mapping, 1-7.

[080] Pernet, C.R, Martinez-Cancino, R, Truong, D, Makeig S & Delorme A. (2021). From BIDS-formatted EEG data to group results: a fully reproducible workflow with EEGLAB and LIMO EEG. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14:610388.

[079] Pernet, C, Belov, N., Delorme, A. & Zammit, A. Mindfulness related changes in grey matter: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. (2021) Brain Imaging and Behaviour.

[078] Rousselet, G. A., Pernet, C. R. & Wilcox, R. (2021). The percentile bootstrap: a primer with step-by-step instructions in R. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 4, 1-10.

[077] Popescu, T., Pernet, C. & Beisteiner, R. (2021). Transcranial ultrasound pulse stimulation reduces cortical atrophy in Alzheimer's patients: a follow-up study. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions.


2021 – Fellow of OHBM.

2017 – Software Sustainability Fellow.

2003 – Young Investigator Award, Non-invasive Functional Source Imaging Conference.