2014 Science Without Limits Symposium
Art, Emotions and the Brain
From Neurons to the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan
Symposium Keynote Speaker: Dr. Francisco Fernandez de Miguel
Francisco Fernández (F.) De-Miguel was born in Mexico City.He is Professor of Neuroscience at the Instituto de Fisiología Celular-Neurociencias of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, UNAM; Has studies in biology at UNAM, followed by a Master degree and a Ph.D in Neurosciences at CINVESTAV, Mexico. From 1989-1992 was Research Associate (postdoctoral training) under Prof. JohnG. Nicholls (FRS). Biocenter. University of Basel, Switzerland. His laboratory is focused in studying the mechanisms of serotonin extrasynaptic release and the regulation of chemical transmission by electrical synapses. He is also the Director of the “Experimenta” Laboratories for Science Education in High Schools since 2004 and also coordinates of the Brain and Art Project of UNAM, since 2011. He has been visiting professor at the Biocenter of the University of Basel and the Universities ofOxford, Stanford, Berkeley, Pablo de Olavide and at the Instituto Cajal of Madrid. He has taught over 126 courses at UNAM, the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, and in several universities in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Peru and Bolivia.