Dr. Alim-Louis Benabid to speak at 400th Midi MINATEC brown-bag lunch series
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, Life @ MINATEC, MINATEC, News
Published : 1 June 2019
Dr. Alim-Louis Benabid needs no introduction. The neurosurgeon, physicist, and founder of the Clinatec biomedical research center will be the speaker at the 400th Midi MINATEC brown-bag lunch series on September 13, 2019.
A member of the prestigious French Academy of Science and 2014 winner of the Lasker Award (known as America’s Nobel Prize) for his work on Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Benabid also won the European Patent Office’s European Inventor Award in 2016 for his high-frequency deep-brain stimulation method that drastically reduces the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The Midis MINATEC lunch talks were established in 2007. Since then, they have brought in an impressive 77,000 attendees and their popularity has never waned, with an average audience of 330 people in 2019. The weekly lectures are open to the general public.