Professor Michel Bourin has held the position of Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Nantes since 1985. After completing his pharmacist and medical training at Tours University he was awarded degrees in neuropsychopharmacology, clinical pharmacology and general pharmacology in Paris and completed his psychiatric training in Nantes. Since 1988, Professor Bourin has been Head of Research : Neurobiology of Anxiety and Depression. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Edmonton (Alberta) since 1995 and visiting Professor at University of Craiova (Romania). Professor Bourin is currently a World Health Organization (WHO) expert for drug dependency (2000-2012). He is Doctor Hononoris Causa of the University of Tartu (Estonia) and University of Craiova (Romania) Professor Bourin holded the post of treasurer of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and was a member of the Education Committee of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP). He has served as Associate Editor on European Neuropsychopharmacology (1992-1998) and currently serves as Chief Editor of frontiers in Psychopharmacology and Associate Editor on the Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of International Clinical Psychopharmacology. Professor Bourin has published extensively in the field of psychopharmacology including more than 300 original papers. He has also authored more than 250 educational and review papers both in French and English.