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Alim Louis Benabid, MD, PhD, is a French emeritus professor, neurosurgeon
and member of the French Academy of Sciences, who has had a global impact in
the development of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease and
other movement disorders. He became emeritus professor of biophysics at the
Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble in September 2007, and chairman of the
board of the Edmond J. Safra Biomedical Research Center in 2009 at Clinatec, a
multidisciplinary institute he co-founded in Grenoble that applies
nanotechnologies to neurosciences.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.