Department of Neurochemistry and Neuropoharmacology. Insitut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona. Spain.
Francesc Artigas is Chair of the Department of Neurochemistry and Neuropoharmacology at
the Insitut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona, (Spanish Research Council, CSICIDIBAPS).
He is member of the executive committee of CIBERSAM, a Government‐supported
network of excellence groups on Mental Health in Spain, where he coordinates the
Therapeutic Innovation Program. He leads a research group on Systems Neuropharmacology
and his main scientific interest is the study of brain circuits involved in the pathophysiology
and treatment of major depression and schizophrenia. He has supervised 24 PhD students and
23 postdoctoral positions. He has served in Scientific Societies as member of the Executive
Committee (European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, ECNP), Councilor (International
College of Neuropsychopharmacology, CINP), President (Spanish Society for Neuroscience) or
vice‐President (International Society for Serotonin Research, ISSR). He is or has been member
of the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals. He has published over 230 papers in peerreviewed
journals, cited ~14.000 times (h = 65; Web of Science). He also received several
Awards, including the ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award in 2015, the most prestigious
European Award in the field, being the first Spanish scientist to receive the Award.