Imad About obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1992 from Aix-Marseille University, France. He joined the same university in 1996 as assistant professor, became associate professor in 2000 and Professor of Oral Biology at the faculty of dentistry in 2002. Imad About is currently member of the “Institut des Sciences du Mouvement.” He is responsible of the Research Laboratory and the basic sciences field at the faculty of dentistry at Aix-Marseille University, France.
About is the President-elect of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of the International association of Dental Research. He is also councilor of the Continental European Division of the International Association of Dental Research. He is associate editor of Clinical Oral Investigations and acted lead guest editor of a special issue of Stem Cells International. He is reviewer and editorial board member of many leading journals in the scientific and dental fields.
His research group investigates the role of stem cells and surrounding cells/environment 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. Professor About is one of the main academic members involved in Biodentine development. He is actively working on developing new materials for dental tissues regeneration.
About is a well-recognized expert in pulp stem cells and tissue regeneration. He published more than 200 peer reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters.