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). He is Doctor Hononoris Causa of the University of Tartu (Estonia) and University of Craiova (Romania). He is now Psychiatrist in a centre for mental handicapped adults in Montredon (near Narbonne). He has published more than 300 original papers in the field of psychopharmacology and more than 250 educational/review papers both in French and English.