Remise du prix Cino Del Duca 2016 pour Erwan Bézard

Ce mercredi 8 juin 2016, dans le cadre de la séance solennelle de remise des Grands Prix des Fondations de l’Institut de France, les Grands Prix 2016 de la Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca ont été attribués. Cet événément, qui a eu lieu sous la coupole de l’Institut de France, est organisé chaque année depuis 2005.

Le Dr Erwan BEZARD (représenté par le Dr Benjamin Dehay) s’est vu remettre le Grand Prix scientifique 2016 de la Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca pour le projet de recherche « Identification of the α-SYnuclein toxic Species responsible for synucleinopathies », grand prix qu’il partage avec le Dr Ronald MELKI de l’Institut des Neurosciences Paris-Saclay CNRS UMR 9197 de l’Université Paris-Sud. Quoique ayant concouru sur des projets différents (mais complémentaires), tous deux collaborent sur ces questions et leurs équipes de recherche se voient ainsi dotées de 137 500€ chacune.

Bio-sketch

Bezard, INSERM Research Director, has authored or co-authored over 210 professional publications in the field of neurobiology, most of which are on Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. Listed in the Top 1% of the most cited neuroscientists (H factor= 62 – Google Scholar), he is known for his work on the compensatory mechanisms that mask the progression Parkinson’s disease and on the pathophysiology of levodopa-induced dyskinesia, the intimate mechanisms of cell death in Parkinson’s disease, the modelling of disease progression and the development of new strategies to alleviate symptoms and/or to slow disease progression.

Bezard is the director of a CNRS research unit located in Bordeaux, the Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, which features preclinical and clinical researchers working towards development of therapeutic solutions. He is also a Visiting Professor at the China Academy of Medical Sciences (Beijing, China) where he has set-up and manages a non-human primate facility dedicated to Movement Disorders. He serves on the board of international organizations such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson’s UK. He is Associate Editor of Neurobiology of Disease and of Synapse, two leading journals in the field. He serves on the editorial boards of several other neurobiology journals. Besides consulting for several drug companies in the field of movement disorders, he is a non-executive director of Plenitudes Sarl (France), Motac Neuroscience (UK) and Motac Cognition (USA).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Grands Prix Institut de France 2016 © Laurence de Terline

Mr Erwan Bezard et Mr Ronald Melki Grands Prix Institut de France Prix Sc de la fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca – Maladies neurodegeneratives © Laurence de Terline
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