C. Giovanni Galizia studied biology at Freie Universität in Berlin/Germany, attained a PhD at the University of Cambridge/UK, then did research at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen/Germany, lead a group of young academics in Berlin, and was an associate professor at the University of California, Riverside/USA from 2002 to 2005. Since 2005, he has been professor for neuroscience and zoology in the faculty of biology, and since 2009 he has been director of the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Constance/Germany. The Zukunftskolleg is an »Institute for Advanced Studies« for young academics of all disciplines covered by the university. From 2000 to 2005, he was a founding member of the Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin, and the Leopoldina in Halle/Germany. He has published extensively, including numerous books such as the educational book Neurosciences, and the volume Heureka – Evidenzkriterien in den Wissenschaften. Galizia has managed international conferences, and is, amongst others, the editor of European Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Comparative Physiology A and Neuroforum.