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The insular cortex processes pain and drives learning from pain
Developmental stress

The insular cortex processes pain and drives learning from pain

Neurons and their synapses in the mouse brain.  © Aiste Baleisyte, EPFL Neuroscientists at EPFL have discovered an area of the brain, the insular cortex, that processes painful experiences and...
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Back to the sources of neural diversity
Affiliated Member Developmental stress

Back to the sources of neural diversity

By deciphering the genetic programs of neurons of the cerebral cortex, Swiss and Belgian researchers unravel the mechanisms controlling the genesis of cells in one of the most essential parts...
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A synaptic perspective of intellectual disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder

A synaptic perspective of intellectual disabilities

Synapsy researcher Claudia Bagni, Professor of Neuroscience and Head of the Department of Basic Neurosciences at the University of Lausanne, publishes a review on synaptopathies in the journal Neuron with...
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BMI Seminar – Camilla Bellone
Autism Spectrum Disorder Event

BMI Seminar – Camilla Bellone

15-MAY / BMI SEMINAR @ EPFL By Camilla Bellone, Basic Neurosciences, University of Geneva "Role of reward system in social behaviour: implications for Autism Spectrum Disorders" TIME : 12:15 -...
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Public Lecture – Daniel Schechter
Developmental stress Event

Public Lecture – Daniel Schechter

Public lecture (April 15) by Professor Daniel Schechter as part of his appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. « The trauma-imbued care-giving environment during early sensitive periods...
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Mindfulness to treat anxiety in high-risk adolescents of WP#4
Developmental stress

Mindfulness to treat anxiety in high-risk adolescents of WP#4

Anxiety and stress regulation will be the focus of Phase-3 investigations in high-risk clinical cohort of Synapsy's WP#4 (Developmental Stress). Synapsy clinical researchers Dr. Camille Piguet and Dr. Paul Klauser,...
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A 9th Retreat for the NCCR-Synapsy
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A 9th Retreat for the NCCR-Synapsy

Members of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Synapsy met in Villars on March 21-22, 2019 for its traditional annual retreat. A series of seminars addressing the five...
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Impulsivity increases with severity of childhood trauma in bipolar disorder
Mood disorders

Impulsivity increases with severity of childhood trauma in bipolar disorder

In the context of the WP#5, the clinical dimension of impulsivity was studied in people with attention deficit disorder either with or without hyperactivity (ADHD), borderline personality disorder (BPD) or...
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Brain Awareness Week 2019 : Synapsy members in the spotlight
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Brain Awareness Week 2019 : Synapsy members in the spotlight

The 2019 Brain Awareness Week took place March 11 to 17. The Universities of Geneva (UNIGE >) and Lausanne (UNIL-CHUV >) have once again proposed a rich and varied program...
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Bita Moghaddam invited speaker at Synapsy-LWiN
Event LWiN Women in Science

Bita Moghaddam invited speaker at Synapsy-LWiN

Bita Moghaddam was the guest of Synapsy-LWiN seminars and lunches at both Geneva University and EPFL last March. Bita Moghaddam is full professor at Oregon Health and science university where...
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Two EPFL spin-offs reach the finals of an international competition
Mood disorders Prize

Two EPFL spin-offs reach the finals of an international competition

EPFL spinoffs Lumendo and GliaPharm are among 80 deep-tech startups from around the world that have qualified for the finals of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge in Paris tomorrow. The finalists...
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Affiliated member : Nicolas Toni
Affiliated Member Newsletter

Affiliated member : Nicolas Toni

“Adult neurogenesis : at the root of psychiatric illnesses” With a background in fundamental neuroscience, Nicolas Toni’s research may be successful in detecting a link between neurogenesis and psychiatric illnesses. Memory...
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Affiliated member : Stefan Kaiser
Affiliated Member Newsletter

Affiliated member : Stefan Kaiser

"Psychiatry : incorporating the biological, social and psychological sciences” Stefan Kaiser became an affiliated member of Synapsy in March 2018, one year after taking up the position of head of the...
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Open and fair data : Appealing to the fairness of data producers
KTT Newsletter

Open and fair data : Appealing to the fairness of data producers

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is adopting an openness policy for scientific data that will have a major impact on research, with the first implementation measures for NCCRs beginning...
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Phase-3 : Synapsy ranked at the top by the SNSF
Newsletter

Phase-3 : Synapsy ranked at the top by the SNSF

Entering Phase-3 has been achieved following a long preparatory and competitive process involving coordinated work from NCCR members at all levels. At the end of January 2019, the Synapsy management...
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Affiliated member :  Manuel Mameli
Affiliated Member Newsletter

Affiliated member : Manuel Mameli

Giving clinicians all the tools they need Manuel Mameli’s research is devoted to identifying the neural circuits involved in motivation. Here he explains how he sees his role as a...
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Affiliated member : Nadia Micali
Affiliated Member Newsletter Women in Science

Affiliated member : Nadia Micali

“Research isn’t the icing on the cake, it’s an integral part of clinical work" Nadia Micali was appointed head of HUG’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in late 2017, joining...
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NeuroClub : the “Brain Factory”
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NeuroClub : the “Brain Factory”

Professor Jozsef Kiss © Christian Lüscher The University of Geneva’s NeuroClub, founded in 1999 on the fringes of the neuroanatomy course, introduces the world of research to budding doctors. It’s...
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The rewarding work of translational projects
Autism Spectrum Disorder Women in Science

The rewarding work of translational projects

Camilla Bellone and Marie Schaer work in collaboration under the NCCR-Synapsy project. Camilla Bellone explores the use of animal models in social paradigms, to look at the causality between circuitry...
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Using high-density EEG source imaging to detect subcortical electrophysiological activity
Biomarkers of early psychosis

Using high-density EEG source imaging to detect subcortical electrophysiological activity

256-channel scalp EEG and source imaging Subcortical neuronal activity is important in mediating communication in large-scale brain networks. While EEG recordings provide appropriate temporal resolution and coverage to study whole...
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