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 responsible of the research laboratory and the basic sciences field at the faculty of dentistry at Aix-Marseille University, France.
Imad About is President-elect of the Continental European Division and President of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of the International association of Dental Research.
Professor About is associate editor of Clinical Oral Investigations and 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 has been awarded the “IADR Distinguished scientist award” of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group in 2018.
Professor About is actively involved in developing new dental materials for tissue regeneration and he is one of the main academic members involved in Biodentine development. Imad 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.