Prof. Jean-Claude Baron Sainte-Anne University Hospital, Paris Cité University, France3 Talks 1 Series
Jean-Claude Baron, MD (Paris), ScD (Cambridge), trained in clinical neurology at the Salpêtriere Hospital, Paris (1974-79), in medical physics at Paris University (1980-82), and in functional brain imaging as Research Fellow at Harvard (USA; 1976-77). He led the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Neurological Research Programme at the Atomic Energy Commission,... read moreOrsay, France (1978-1988). In 1986, he was appointed INSERM Director of Research, Director of INSERM Unit 320 and Scientific Director of the CYCERON Neurosciences Centre at the University of Caen, France, and in 2000 Professor of Stroke Neurology at Cambridge University and Consultant Neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambrdige, UK. He returned to Paris in late 2010 as Deputy-Director of Inserm Neuroscience Intistute (Unit 894), Sainte-Anne Hospital, University of Paris, and Senior Director of Research in the Stroke Research group. He currently holds the Emeritus status at both Cambridge University, UK, and Inserm, Paris. He has been both a neuroscientist and an active clinical neurologist ever since 1978. He pionneered PET imaging in stroke, and has used PET as well as many other imaging techniques over the last 46 years in both patients with, and animal models of, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. He has published over 450 peer-reviewed articles that have received over 35,000 Web of Science citations to date (h-index: 106; Google Scholar: >55,000 citations, h-index: 125). He is or has been on the Editorial Board of 18 international journals including Brain and J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr., and is currently Chief Editor of Frontiers in Neurology/Stroke section and Consulting Editor for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. He was the first-ever recipient of the Johannes Wepfer Award of the European Stroke Conference (2005) and won the French Academy of Sciences Mémain-Pelletier award for Biomedical Sciences (2014). In 2003 he was elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.