Director of the Coma Science Group
Steven Laureys MD PhD, is director of the Coma Science Group (http://www.comascience.org) at the GIGA Research and Neurology Department of the University and University Hospital of Liège, Belgium. He is Research Director at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research and board-certified in neurology and in palliative medicine. He is President Elect of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness and Chair of the World Federation of Neurology Applied Research Group on Coma. His team studies acquired brain injury and altered states of consciousness (e.g., comatose, “vegetative”/unresponsive, minimally conscious and locked-in syndromes) confronting clinical expertise and bedside behavioral evaluation with neuroimaging, also dealing with the ethical implications of this translational clinical research.