PROF. MOUSSA YOUDIM OF THE RAPPPAPORT INSTITUTE WAS ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE GERMAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, LEOPOLDINA
11 April, 2010
The Leopoldina , the oldest academy in the world, was founded in the city of Schweinfurt, Germany, on 1 January 1652 under the name Academia Naturae Curiosorum. As of 2009, a total of 162 Fellows of the Leopoldina, have been awarded Nobel prizes . Among the most noted of fellows are: Charles Darwin, The Curies, Albert Einstein and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Prof. Youdim has more than 45 years experience in scientific research and has done extensive research in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases. . He has published more than 800 scientific articles and edited 45 books and has been on the Editorial Board of 43 International scientific journals. He has received numerous major awards and honors from Israel, U.S., England, Germany, Iran, Denmark, Holland and Switzerland.
Prof Youdim is the inventor (together with Prof Feinberg) of the Azilect, a drug on Market for Parkinson's Disease and has been named as inventor on more than 100 patents in the field of neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular drug development.
The Rappaport Institute congratulates Prof. Youdim on receiving another well deserved honor and wish him much continued success in all his future endeavors.