Professor Catherine Lubetzki, co-head of the team “Repair in multiple sclerosis: from biology to clinical translation “at Institut du Cerveau – ICM, receives the Charcot Award from the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF).
The MSIF, Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, has given its prestigious prize, the Charcot Award 2019, to Professor Catherine Lubetzki, professor of Neurology at the Sorbonne University, head of the department of neurological diseases in Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital and co-head of the team “Repair in multiple sclerosis: from biology to clinical translation “at Institut du Cerveau – ICM.
Awarded every two years, this prize acknowledges lifetime achievement for outstanding research into the understanding and treatment of MS. Professor Lubetzki is also the first woman to receive this award. The work of her team focuses on the understanding of the mechanisms of myelination and remyelination in the central nervous system and on the development of therapeutic strategies to promote remyelination in patients with multiple sclerosis.
The award will be presented to Professor Lubetzki during the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) meeting in Stockholm (11-13 September 2019) where she will give the biennial Charcot Lecture.