Yehezkel BEN-ARI

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Yehezkel BEN-ARI

CEO of B&A Therapeutics, Co-founder, Researcher expert on Neuroscience

Physiologist and biophysicist, Yehezkel Ben-Ari has made seminal discoveries on brain developmental sequences, epilepsies and anoxic insults… He has described, with his collaborators from Inmed (Marseille, France), most of the brain – neuronal and network – maturative sequences, and has discovered the maturation of GABA currents which has been preserved throughout evolution and which is the focus of a treatment approach for autism and epilepsies. He is the author of more than 500 scientific publications and is among the 100 most quoted neuroscientists. He has received many prizes including the French INSERM 2009 biomedical prize for his contributions to brain development. He has directed an INSERM unit for over 20 years, founded the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (Inmed) and directed it since its foundation until 2011. More recently, he has created two young innovative companies: Neurochlore and B&A Therapeutics.

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