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Dr. Rivka Ravid

Dr. Rivka Ravid

Neuroscientist, Brain Banker, Biobanker,
Languages : English, Dutch

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  • Setting up new Bio Banks in hospitals for research on neurological / psychiatric diseases and cancer
  • Brain and Mind
  • Ethics and philosophy of modern neuroscience
  • Breaking taboes around brain disorders
  • Healthy brain for a happy Golden age
  • Anatomical and pathological correlates of human brain diseases
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Neuroscience in the 21st century
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Rivka Ravid is a neuroscientist and internationally known as a pioneer in the field of Brain Banking for neuroscience research; her main expertise’s are in the harmonization of internationally accepted medico-legal-ethical guidelines for use of human specimens and the search and validation of Biomarkers for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Dr.Ravid is actively involved as a consultant for the coordination of European and Asian-pacific clinical trials in Neurology, target discovery and

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Rivka Ravid is a neuroscientist and internationally known as a pioneer in the field of Brain Banking for neuroscience research; her main expertise’s are in the harmonization of internationally accepted medico-legal-ethical guidelines for use of human specimens and the search and validation of Biomarkers for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Dr.Ravid is actively involved as a consultant for the coordination of European and Asian-pacific clinical trials in Neurology, target discovery and drug development by pharma companies. She started in 1987 as the Coordinator of the Netherlands Brain Bank (NBB) and was since 2001 the Acting director of NBB and a Scientific Project leader at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her line of work and main interest are : discovering the possible causes underlying various neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease and Multiple sclerosis, by supplying well documented brain material from donors for high quality scientific research. The NBB under the leadership of Rivka Ravid became a very professional organization and a role model for brain banking worldwide. Dr. Ravid specializes in setting up new Bio banks, the legal and ethical issues involved in work with human specimens and making the public aware of the need for human specimens for research ; this will eventually discover disease etiology and develop therapies and treatments to cure these diseases. Doctor Ravid has set up in the 90’s a national donor programme in the Netherlands to facilitate brain research and one of her favorite mottos’ is: The question is not what your brain can do for you but what you can do for your brain to keep it healthy!!! In other words, use it or lose it. Dr.Ravid published a large number of papers, is well cited in the international scientific literature (202 papers) and regularly an invited /keynote speaker at academic institutions, Bio tech companies and scientific/clinical conferences. Her presentations are fascinating both for the general audience as well as medical / scientific audience. Her lectures are serious and well-founded and at the same time entertaining. Her presentations bring forward the most innovative frontline of modern brain research , unveiling some of the mysteries of the human brain.

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