Eduard Rodríguez Farré

MD, PhD, DPharmacol, DRadiobiol.

Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Barcelona Institute of Biomedical Research (IIBB), CSIC-IDIBAPS (Barcelona University Hospital) and Head of the Environmental Neurotoxicity Unit of the Network Centre for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Spain.

He has been working at the Centre for Nuclear Studies (Saclay, France), and at the Universities of Paris, London, Stockholm, La Habana, Göteborg and Buenos Aires. Main fields of research are mechanisms of environmental xenobiotic neurotoxicity; pesticide and heavy metal toxicity; development of neural models for human neurotoxicology studies; neuropharmacology of neurotransmitters and ion channel receptors; health risk assessment; toxic epidemic outbreaks.

Prof. Rodríguez-Farré has carried out research also on the Toxic Oil Syndrome outbreak in Spain and the epidemic outbreak of neuropathy in Cuba.

He has published over 200 scientific papers and 10 books on these topics. At present is member of the EU Commission SANTE Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR).