Stéphane Haïk, MD, PhD is Research Director at INSERM. As a neurologist and neuroscientist, he has a long-time interest in prion diseases. “Prix de l’Internat/Paris -2000”, he received an “Inserm Avenir” Award in 2005. He is co-directing since 2009 a team that focuses on Alzheimer’s and prion diseases at the Salpêtrière. He is the coordinator of the French National Center of Reference for Unconventional Transmissible Agents. He is a referee for numerous international journals and National agencies.