Speaker’s topic: The Endocannabinoid System as a Target for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Muñoz is a Professor of Immunology of the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology of the University of Córdoba. Prof. Dr. Muñoz serves as Director of the research group ‘Immunopharmacology and Molecular Virology’ at IMIBIC, and collaborates in several research projects with other international groups interested in natural product research. He was an associate researcher at Tufts University from 1987 to 1990, and at the Institut Pasteur from 1992 to 1994. He has more than 25 years of experience in Biomedical Research. As a principal investigator, he has managed about 20 national and international research projects, and has great experience in project management and staff training after having supervised 15 PhD students. He serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at VivaCell Biotechnology España S.L. Prof. Dr. Muñoz serves to the editorial board of the scientific journals Planta Medica (Thieme publishers, DE), Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Hindawi Publishing Corporation) and Fitoterapia (Elsevier). In 2009, he was given the Exxentia International Award for Applied Research in Phytotherapy and Nutrition together with Prof. Appendino. He is the author of more than 120 articles published in international scientific journals, and has also given a large number of lectures in research institutions and scientific meetings. He holds PhD in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Córdoba (1986).