Samuel Berkovic

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Professor

Samuel Berkovic

Born (1953-10-13) 13 October 1953 (age 65)
Scientific career
Fieldsneurology
InstitutionsUniversity of Melbourne
ThesisClinical and experimental aspects of complex partial seizures (1984)
Websitewww.brain.org.au/epilepsyresearch/staff/profiles/s_berkovic.htm

Professor Samuel Frank Berkovic AC FAA FRACP FRS (born 1953) is an Australian neurologist and Laureate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and Director of the Epilepsy Research Centre at Austin Health.[1][2][3][4]

Education[edit]

He earned a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and B.MedSci from the University of Melbourne in 1977, and an M.D. from University of Melbourne, in 1985.

Research and career[edit]

His research interest is in epilepsy genetics.[5][6]

Awards and honours[edit]

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.[when?][citation needed]

On 13 June 2005, Berkovic was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to medicine as a neurologist, particularly in the field of epilepsy research and treatment.[7]

In 2005 he won the Zülch Prize of the Max Planck Society.[8]

Also in 2005, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.[9]

In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[10]

On 26 January 2014, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to biomedical research in the field of epilepsy genetics as a leading academic and clinician, to the study of neurology on a national and international level, and as an ambassador for Australian medical science education.[11]

In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences[12]

Prof. Berkovic is the recipient of 37th TS Srinivasan Endowment Oration Award 2017 and the keynote speaker at the TS Srinivasan - NIMHANS Knowledge Conclave 2017.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whoswho/U246616
  2. ^ "PROF Sam BERKOVIC - The University of Melbourne". Findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au. 2018-06-26. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  3. ^ "Prof Sam Berkovic". Epilepsy Research Centre. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  4. ^ Williams, Ruth (2010). "Sam Berkovic: a need for answers". The Lancet Neurology. 9 (6): 570. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(10)70127-7. ISSN 1474-4422.
  5. ^ "2008 - Professor Samuel Berkovic". Jewish Medical Association UK. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  6. ^ Profile, melbourne.edu
  7. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia (AM)". It's an Honour. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Top honour to Sam Berkovic for research into genetics of epilepsy". UniNews Vol. 14, No. 20, 31 October - 14 November 2005. University of Melbourne. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  9. ^ The AAS page of 2005 Fellows has recently become a[dead link]
  10. ^ https://royalsociety.org/people/samuel-berkovic-11075/
  11. ^ "Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)" (PDF). Governor-General of Australia. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  12. ^ Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, www.aahms.org
  13. ^ "Welcome Address". TS Srinivasan - NIMHANS Knowledge Conclave 2017.