Code : 18028      Created Date : Saturday, October 15, 2016   Update Date : Saturday, June 8, 2019    Visit : 4859

Imad About

Institut des Sciences du Mouvement (ISM)
UMR 7287 CNRS & Université d'Aix-Marseille
Faculté d'Odontologie,
27 BD Jean Moulin
13385 MARSEILLE cedex 5



Professional biography:

Professor Imad About obtained a PhD in biochemistry in 1992 from Aix-Marseille University, France. He joined the university “la Méditerranée” as assistant professor in 1996, became associate professor in 2000 and Professor of Oral Biology at the faculty of dentistry of Aix-Marseille University in 2002. Prof. About is currently member of the “Institut des Sciences du Mouvement”. He is responsible of the basic sciences field and the Research Laboratory and at the faculty of dentistry, Aix-Marseille University, France.

His research group is involved in investigating the role of progenitor and non-progenitor cells in dentin-pulp regeneration, and the effects of biomaterials on these events. He was the winner of the European Society of Endodontology annual research grant in 2012 and actively involved in developing dental materials including Biodentine.

He is well-recognized expert in pulp stem cells and tissue regeneration. He published more than 170 peer reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters. He is reviewer and editorial board member of leading journals in the scientific and dental field (Journal of dental research, Journal of endodontics…etc). Imad About is lead guest editor of a special issue of Stem cell international. He is renowned speaker and frequently invited to major international conferences. Imad About is currently member of CED-IADR office and nominated for the IADR distinguished scientist award.

On July 29, 2016 Professor About was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor title for the duration of 2016-2019 by Head of Endodotics Department, TUMS School of Dentistry. On May, 2019 his visiting professorship title was renewed for the second three-year period of 2019-2022.

Research interests:

  • Tissue regeneration and the development of biomaterials

  • Pulp stem cells and tissue regeneration

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In July 2016, Professor About traveled to Iran and took participate in the 17th international congress of iranian association of endodontics. 

During his presence in IRAN, he had meeting with head and academic members of endodontics department of school of dentistry.  



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Hopes for the Visiting Professor Programme:

Professor About was so interested in endodontics research which is doing at school of dentistry. He hoped that the title of visiting professor be considered as an initial steps towards next research collaborations. He expressed that, he is willing to continue this opening collaboration and he will be in touch for performing joint research and sharing the research's results.

Galley Photos:

17th International Congress of Iranian Association of Endodontists

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