Prof. G. Fernandez (Guillén)

Professor - Faculty of Medical Sciences (Radboudumc)
Scientific Director DCMN - Donders Community for Medical Neuroscience
Scientific Director DCMN - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Principal Investigator - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Prof. G. Fernandez (Guillén)
Visiting address

Geert Grooteplein Noord 21
6525 EZ Nijmegen

Guillén Fernández is serving as the Scientific Director of the Radboud University Medical Center and a Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute. His research focuses on the brain basis of memory, emotion, and their interaction, using an interdisciplinary approach that combines cognitive neuroimaging, genetics, pharmacology, and various clinical disciplines. Guillén Fernández is a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, a Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Academia Europaea, and the Memory Disorder Research Society. He has received numerous awards, including the Richard-Jung Award from the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology, the Vici Award from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, the Radboud Science Award, and an Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council.


Ancillary activities

Guillén Fernández researches how our brain makes our memories and emotions possible. Using his insights into these processes, he aims to understand how stressful experiences can provoke traumatic memories. This knowledge may be used to facilitate personalised care in psychiatry.