Fri. 04.11, 15:15-16:15
Floor 2: Speaker Lounge
Florence Razoux started her career as a classical musician and holds a music degree in instrumental harp and music theory from the French Conservatoire. At age 18, she decided to follow her vocation for medicine and joined the French Army Medical School. She came back to her civilian status a year after and pursued studies at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (FR), where she discovered a strong interest for biomedical research and neuropsychopharmacology. In 2010, she received a PhD in biomedical engineering from the ETH Zurich (CH) that rewarded her pioneer work in developing pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging methods in mice. Her scientific work follows her interest in better understanding the neurobiological basis of emotions, and has investigated neurochemical, electrophysiological and behavioral changes in various animal models of neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and affective disorders. Razoux was introduced to brain epigenetics during her stay at the Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich (CH), and deepened her expertise in neuroimaging and brain physiology during her postdoctoral training at the University of California San Diego (USA) and the Berlin Ultrahigh Fields Facility, MDC Buch (DE). In parallel to her scientific career, Razoux started to explore a creative research landscape at the intersection between sciences, technology, design and art. One of her pieces, Burnout, was exhibited at the University College of London (EN) in 2015 and received an honorable mention from SANE’s CEO Marjorie Wallace, Prof. Sandra Kemp and Prof. Michael Worton. Most recently Razoux has joined the collective BeAnotherLab Berlin, which presented Pattern Bar #01, an interactive installation based on augmented sensing and display, at the Retune Festival 2016 in Berlin (DE). Razoux actively promotes open science initiatives and is currently writing grant applications for her own scientific research project which aims to investigate the neurobiological basis of tears and crying behavior.