Prof. Francesc Artigas, PhD
Prof. Francesc Artigas is Chair of the Department of Neurochemistry and Neuropoharmacology at the Insitut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona (IDIBAPS), from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). He is also member of the executive committee of CIBERSAM, a Government-supported network of excellence groups on Mental Health in Spain, where he is coordinator of the Therapeutic Innovation Program. He leads a research group on Systems Neuropharmacology, currently composed by 20 people. He has been supervisor of 21 PhD students and tutor of 16 postdoctoral positions. He has served in several Scientific Societies as member of the Executive Committee of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Councilor of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP), President of the Spanish Society for Neuroscience and Vice-President of the International Society for Serotonin Research. He has also served in the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals. His main interests are the study of brain circuits and neuronal elements involved in the therapeutic action of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, which have received ~9800 citations (h index = 53).