Henri Korn#

Henri Korn
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:509
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Henri Korn passed away November 2, 2023.

Positions Held
  • Honorary Professor at the Pasteur Institute and Emeritus Research Director at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience
  • Mechanisms of neurotransmitter release in central synapses
  • Regulation and plasticity of chemical mediation
  • Neural networks and motor behavior
  • Neurophysiology of integrated systems and nonlinear dynamics

Honours and Awards
  • 1985 Alexandre Joannidès de l’Académie des sciences Prize
  • 1989 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1992 Richard Lounsbery Award (jointly with Philippe Ascher) for "their discoveries of the mechanisms of synaptic transmission. Philippe Asher furthered knowledge regarding the properties of glutamate receptors which play an important role in trials, and Henri Korn brought to light the elementary liberation of neurotransmitter in quanta form in the central nervous system of vertebrates
  • Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur

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