Director, Research Centre on Animal Cognition, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Toulouse, France
June 1991, PhD degree from the University of Buenos Aires
From 1991 to 1998: Post-doctorate & different research appointments at the Free University of Berlin
October 1996: Habilitation degree from the Free University of Berlin
University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse Distinctions 1995
King Baudouin Award from the International Foundation for Science (Sweden) and the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium)
From 2002 to 2007: Elected junior member of the French Professorial Academy of Sciences (Institut Universitaire de France)
Since 2004: Member of the National Board of the French Research Council (CNRS)
Since 2005: Promoted Exceptional-Class professor by the French National University Council CNU
2006: Silver Medal from French Research Council (CNRS) for highest scientific merit
2007: Elected Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Biological Sciences
The objectives of our team are to study cognitive functions such as visual, olfactory and gustatory perception, learning, and memory using invertebrates as model systems. In an approach going from behavior to molecules, we try to understand how individuals extract, process, learn and memorize pertinent information from their environment and we aim at identifying the neuronal networks and processes involved in these functions.
In the role of Faculty Member, Martin Giurfa contributes recommendations and reviews to the Behavioral Neuroscience Section in the Neuroscience Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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