MD, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), General Director of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) and Vice-President of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation.
My scientific career has been focused, for more than 25 years, in neurosciences and, in particular, in the Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse. Later on I moved towards the fields of Bibliometry, Science Evaluation and Science Policy. As a whole, these activities have produced more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and several monographs, as well as the direction of 15 PhD theses.
My academic activity has developed between the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the UPF having held various positions in both universities (Delegate of the Rector, Dean and Head of Department). Between 1997 and 2002 I promoted and created the degree on Human Biology of the UPF.
Between 1985 and 2005, I was the Director of the IMIM (Municipal Institute of Medical Research). I have
directly participated in the creation of new research centers in Barcelona, such as the CRG or the CMRB and, in particular, of the PRBB that I lead since 2005.
Among others, I served in the Health Advisory Committee of the Spanish Ministry of Health and in the Bioethics Committee of Spain
Since 2008 I am leading the new scientific project promoted by Pasqual Maragall Foundation.
I am driven by promoting scientific projects to better understand cognition, memory and its related diseases. I am interested in the intersection between science and politics, as well as between science and ethics. I like the motto of Dau al Set like creativity, surrealism and the world of magicians and illusionists.