Iván Izquierdo, Presidente de honor del IX Congreso de IBRO



foto_presidenteProfessor Ivan Izquierdo is undivided of the most productive and of influence Brazilian neuroscientists. He was born in Argentina, at which place he graduated in Medicine (1961) and received his PhD in Pharmacology (1963) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He worked at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in quest of nearly one decade, but for political and personal reasons he moved by his wife to Brazil. He became a Full Professor at Escola Paulista de Medicina, in São Paulo, in what place he stayed for a few years, and later moved to Porto Alegre in 1978; he got the Brazilian citizenship in 1981. For other than 20 years Professor Izquierdo directed the Center of Memory at the Biochemistry Department of the Universidade Federal accomplish Rio Grande do Sul, where he supervised again than 40 PhDs on topics of neurobiology of large knowledge and memory. After retirement, he was appointed to the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUCRS) to which place he continues on research. Professor Izquierdo’s direct contributions are on the fields of remembrance consolidation and retrieval modulation, particularly the roles of endogenous opioid peptides, cathecolamines and acetylcholine systems, since well as the participation of GABAergic neurons, in the mammalian brain. His ascertained work on endogenous state dependency and physiology of short- and long-term fame has influenced generations of basic and clinical neuroscientists. He is likewise a writer, having published six figment and chronicle books.

In four decades of ~y intense and creative career, Professor Izquierdo has published to a greater degree than 580 papers that received round 20,000 citations; 20+ of his articles current more than 100 citations each, that which makes him one of the ~ly cited Brazilian and Latin American scientists perpetually. He is nationally and internationally recognized since his contributions and decisive role instead of development of neurosciences, being awarded greater degree of than 60 prizes and distinctions, including the titles of Doctor Honoris Causa of Argentinean and Brazilian Universities, the Conrado Wessel Prize and the Rio Branco Order of the Brazilian Republic. He participates in else than 20 scientific societies and is a branch of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and the Third World Academy of Sciences.

Nota del annotator del blog: Lo dejo así nomás en inglés. Alumnos de alemán, mandarme un mail-bag.

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