Francisco López-Muñoz studied Medicine at Complutense University, Madrid (1988). He received his PhD Degree in Medicine at Complutense University in 1993, with a Thesis that won the Doctorate Extraordinary Award,and another PhD Degree in Spanish Language and Literature at University of Alcalá in 2015. Currently he is Professor of Pharmacology, Director of International Doctorate School, Sub-Director of Chair of Genetic Medicine, and Assistant Director of Academic Staff at Camilo José Cela University, and Research Fellow at “Hospital 12 de Octubre” Research Institute (Madrid, Spain), and Portucalense Institute of Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences (INPP), Universidade Portucalense Infante Dom Henrique (Porto, Portugal). He is specialist in Pharmaceutical Medicine, worked in the pharmaceutical industry as Medical Director, and your research interest are the neuropsychopharmacology and neurosciences.He has supervised 9 PhD theses and has participated in 26 research projects. Today, he has positive assessment of two six-year research by CNEAI and acts as evaluator of research projects and degrees for several European Agencies (ANECA – Spain, EUFISCDI – Romania, HRB – Ireland). Dr. López-Muñoz is editor/author of 24 books, highlighting its History of Psychopharmacology (4 volumes; NPP Books, 2014), and Neurobiology of Depression (Taylor&Francis, 2012), and 205 chapters of books related to the psychopharmacology. He has published 130 papers on indexed journals and 190 in Spanish and Latin American journals. He has served on the Organising Committee of 18 Congresses in the area of pharmacology and psychiatry, and he has given 28 conferencesand 150 communications in scientific meetings. Dr. López-Muñoz is member of several scientific societies (including Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum) and editorial boards, and has participated, as visiting Professor, in postgraduate and doctorate courses from different Spanish and international academic centres. Dr. López-Muñoz has various awards for his research career, and he is Academician of the Royal Academy of Doctors and Correspondent Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Cádiz. He is in possession of the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Civil Guard.
Research interest: Biological bases of drug abuse and dual diagnosis, psychotropic drugs interactions, neurobiology of metal disorders, bibliometric techniques applied to mental health-related disciplines and neuropsychopharmacology, combination therapies with antidepressant drugs in resistant depression and with antipsychotics drugs in patients with refractory schizophrenia, and the history of the psychopharmacology and neurosciences.