ELSC researchers and French colleagues brainstorm

From left: Profs. Bruno Dubois, Idan Segev, Yves Agid and Eilon Vaadia at the HUJ-AFIRNE symposiumThe sixth annual HUJ-AFIRNE brain seminar, held by the French Friends of the Hebrew University in Paris in January 2011, attracted some 300 participants and brought together three leading researchers from the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), their Hebrew University colleagues Prof. Nissim Benvenisty of the Silberman Institute of Life Sciences and Prof. Marta Weinstock-Rosin of the School of Pharmacy, and French scientists.

In short interviews held during the seminar, ELSC Acting Director Prof. Eilon Vaadia presents his vision for brain science, Prof. Idan Segev explains the importance of joining forces to understand the brain and repair it and Prof. Hagai Bergman discusses the basic research behind the development of deep brain stimulation as a neurological intervention for Parkinson’s Disease.

AFIRNE, the French-Israeli Association for Neuroscience Research, was established in 2005 and has forged close and fruitful ties between Israeli and French researchers, in particular those at ELSC.

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Prof. Eilon Vaadia

Prof. Idan Segev

Prof. Hagai Bergman