Professor Rainer Spanagel

Journal Editor

Rainer Spanagel is Professor and Director at the Institute of Psychopharmacology at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany, where he is running eight work groups focused on animal experimental and translational research into alcohol and drug addiction, and other comorbid psychiatric disorders. The objective of the institute is to study the neurobiological long-term consequences of drug abuse and binge drinking in adolescents, to identify risk factors for addiction disorders, and to develop new behavioral therapies and pharmacological interventions for addicted patients. Since 2005 he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Addiction Biology and since 2012, Editor of In Silico Pharmacology.

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