Cédric Bertrand obtained his Engineer degrees at the ENSAT, National Institute of Agronomy (Graduate School of Life Sciences) of Toulouse (in 1998) and his PhD (in 2001) from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse on the studies of natural products chemistry from plant. After two post-doctoral period, (2001-2002) at the University Paris V, where he conducted research on biotransformation of synthetic products and (2002-2004) at University of Perpignan on environmental chemistry he worked as associated professor at the University of Lyon 1 on chemical mediator in plant-microorganisms symbiosis (2004-2008). Since 2008, he is associated professor, and in 2016, professor at the University of Perpignan focusing his research on secondary metabolites and environmental fate of biopesticide, moreover he is particularly interested in the development of a metabolomic tools for environmental stress studying on microcosm. He is one of the co-founder of Akinao. Akinao is founded in 2010. In order to meet growing industrial needs in the bio-control sector (bio-pesticides, elicitors, biocides, etc.). He is the chairman of the “Académie du Biocontrôle et de la Protection Biologique Intégrée” (ABPBI) et chairman du “Groupe Francophone d’Etude des Pesticides Organiques d’Origine Naturelle » (PO²N).