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Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Announces Appointment of New Editor-in-Chief Les Turski, MD, PhD

Bernhard Sabel, PhD, announces his retirement after 26 years at the helm of the journal

Amsterdam, the NetherlandsIOS Press, now part of Sage, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Editor-in-Chief of its journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience (RNN): Les Turski, MD, PhD. He succeeds Editor-in-Chief Bernhard Sabel, PhD, who is retiring after 26 years of dedicated leadership.

Les Turski, MD, PhD

Les Turski, MD, PhD, is currently Director, DZNE (Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen) Clinical Translational Sciences, Clinical and Health Care Research, DZNE Bonn, Germany. He was trained in internal medicine and obtained his MD from the Medical University in Lublin, Poland, and his PhD from the University of Göttingen, Germany. He earned an MBA from the London Business School. He is board certified in clinical pharmacology and pharmacology and toxicology.

His work is relevant for the understanding and therapy of neurological and psychiatric diseases. Together with his international research teams, he invented the first-in-class α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) antagonist perampanel licensed in 2012 for use in therapy of epilepsy in humans.

Prof. Dr. med Turski’s published scientific output includes 189 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 42 book chapters, which have garnered more than 14,000 citations and earned him an impressive h-factor of 54.

Having served as an Associate Editor of RNN, Prof. Dr. med Turski is looking forward to taking up this new position, to continue and build upon the success the journal has achieved. He comments, "I am very excited to be appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, carrying forward Professor Sabel's vision for the journal. His unmatched dedication and inspiration set a remarkable standard for the journal's future. We wish him all the best as he embarks on his well-deserved retirement."

The new Editor-in-Chief will be supported by Deputy Editor Andrea Antal, PhD (University of Göttingen), as well as newly appointed Deputy Editors Doychin Angelov, MD, PhD (University of Cologne), and Chandramouli Krishnan, PhD (University of Michigan).

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This interdisciplinary journal publishes papers relating the plasticity and response of the nervous system to accidental or experimental injuries and their interventions, transplantation, neurodegenerative disorders and experimental strategies to improve regeneration or functional recovery and rehabilitation. Experimental and clinical research papers adopting fresh conceptual approaches are encouraged. The overriding criteria for publication are novelty, significant experimental or clinical relevance and interest to a multidisciplinary audience. www.iospress.com/journal/restorative-neurology-and-neuroscience

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