MSc/PhD Program
Carlos J. Duque Afonso
First Name:
Carlos J.

Last Name:
Duque Afonso



Carlos J. Duque Afonso


College / University:
Autonomous University of Barcelona

Highest Degree:

Major Subjects:
Biomedical Sciences

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in molecular and cellular biology, induction and monitoring of EAE mice (a model for Multiple Sclerosis), immunofluorescence staining and confocal microscopy.

Projects / Research:
June 2013 - Bachelor thesis: The role of microglia in synaptic plasticity
July - Sep 2012: Summer internship at “Neurobehavioral phenotyping of mouse models of disease” group, CRG, PRBB, Spain.
Mar 2011 - June 2012: Internship at “BBG – Glial research team”, Unit of Medical Histology, Dept. of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
July – Aug 2011: Summer internship at “Alloimmunoregulation” group, Dept. of Oncology and Hematology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

2013 - 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2011 - 2012: Collaboration scholarship, Autonomous University of Barcelona


I am interested in the crosstalk between the endocrine, immune und nervous system. The study of these interactions can offer a much more complete explanation of most of the brain processes from molecular interactions to cognitive functions. On the other hand, I am also interested in the applications of biomedical enginnering to neurosciences, such as brain computer interfaces, neuroprostheses, and fuctional electrical stimulation systems.