Biography & Research:
Professor Pierre Krolak-Salmon is a neurologist and geriatrician at the University Hospital of Lyon (France), director of Clinical Research Memory Centre of Lyon and of the Clinical Research Centre “Elderly, Brain and Frailty”, head of the Social Cognition and Cognitive Disorders research group at Neuroscience Center of Lyon. Professor Krolak-Salmon attended medical school at the University of Lyon between 1987 and 1994, he completed his Neurosciences Master in 1999 and his PhD on brain dynamics of facial emotional expression recognition in 2004. During the course of his career, Professor Krolak-Salmon has also studied at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. Professor Krolak-Salmon currently has an active teaching role at the University Claude Bernard in Lyon, in the fields of geriatrics, neurology, neuroscience and neuropsychology. His main areas of research interest include biomarkers (CSF and neuroimaging) and predictors of autonomy loss in dementia; social cognition and emotion recognition; clinical neurology and geriatrics.