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Daniel Schechter receives the Kernberg Award for Pioneering Research in Childhood Mental Health
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Daniel Schechter receives the Kernberg Award for Pioneering Research in Childhood Mental Health

Professor Daniel Schechter received the Kernberg Award from the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University (New York), for « his pioneering work on maternal trauma and childhood mental health...
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PTSD: Daniel Schechter Published a New Study on Parental Reflective Functioning
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PTSD: Daniel Schechter Published a New Study on Parental Reflective Functioning

Parental Reflective Functioning is a parent's capacity to infer mental states in herself and her child. Parental Reflective Functioning is linked to the quality of parent-child attachment and promotes parent-child...
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Portes ouvertes du Centre de neurosciences psychiatriques
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Portes ouvertes du Centre de neurosciences psychiatriques

Pour la première fois, le samedi 28 septembre prochain, de 11h à 17h, le Centre de neurosciences psychiatriques ouvrira ses portes au public. Cet événement représente une opportunité unique de...
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Johannes Gräff wins the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2020
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Johannes Gräff wins the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2020

The Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2020 has been awarded to Dr Johannes Gräff for his pioneering research on epigenetic mechanisms in memory formation. Dr Gräff is a Tenure Track...
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Editorial – Synapsy and Genetics: an Adventure Ahead
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Editorial – Synapsy and Genetics: an Adventure Ahead

by Alexandre Dayer   From a historical perspective, early hypotheses about risk genes in psychiatry were based on candidate gene approaches and were largely incorrect. These studies were performed in...
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Genetics and psychiatry: Using Genetic Variants to Stratify the Enormous Heterogeneity of Patients
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Genetics and psychiatry: Using Genetic Variants to Stratify the Enormous Heterogeneity of Patients

Genetic variants have an effect on our appearance, functioning and health. Synapsy is taking a detailed look at their association with psychiatric illness phenotypes.Following the success of the first two...
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Kerstin Von Plessen – Treatments Based on Self-Regulation
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Kerstin Von Plessen – Treatments Based on Self-Regulation

Kerstin von Plessen studies early biomarkers and potential resilience pathways for treating neurodevelopmental illnesses - areas that require a translational approach. As well as being a full professor in the...
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Empowerment: Three Questions for Bita Moghaddam
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Empowerment: Three Questions for Bita Moghaddam

Bita Moghaddam is a full professor at Oregon Health and Science University where she holds the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. In the past 26 years, she focused...
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Nathalie Ginovart – Translational Research Using Neuroimaging
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Nathalie Ginovart – Translational Research Using Neuroimaging

Nathalie Ginovart uses neuroimaging as a research tool to investigate mental disorders and as a way of bringing the clinical and fundamental worlds closer together. Nathalie Ginovart started by studying...
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Denis Jabaudon – Synapsy is Developing a Common Culture
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Denis Jabaudon – Synapsy is Developing a Common Culture

Denis Jabaudon is a professor of neuroscience and current director of the Department of Basic Neuroscience at the University of Geneva. He is also an attending physician in the Department...
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Antje Horsch – Deciphering the Inter-Generational Transmission of Stress and Trauma
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Antje Horsch – Deciphering the Inter-Generational Transmission of Stress and Trauma

Antje Horsch holds the position of assistant professor at the Institute of Higher Education and Research in Health Care at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and in the Women and...
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Alexandre Reymond – Puzzled About the Way Nature Works
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Alexandre Reymond – Puzzled About the Way Nature Works

Alexandre Reymond has a dual biochemical and biological background with undergraduate studies at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Alexandre entered research via a PhD at the Swiss Institute of Experts...
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Emmanouil Dermitzakis – “Producing Something Together is so Rewarding!”
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Emmanouil Dermitzakis – “Producing Something Together is so Rewarding!”

Emmanouil Dermitzakis is from Heraklion in Greece. After studying biology at the University of Crete, Emmanouil completed a PhD in genetics at Penn State University. He then joined the University...
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Radio show with Marie Schaer
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Radio show with Marie Schaer

Every Friday, the CQFD swiss radio show receives a scientist to talk about his or her work and research. The 6th of September 2019, the journalist Adrien Zerbini invited Marie...
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The European Synapsy Meeting 2019 Is Taking Place at Lausanne
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The European Synapsy Meeting 2019 Is Taking Place at Lausanne

The 7thEuropean Synapse Meeting is organized by neuroscientists from the universities of Lausanne (UNIL) and Geneva; Claudia Bagni, Camilla Bellone, Anthony Holtmaat, and Manuel Mameli. All four are members of...
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Johannes Gräff appointed Vallee Scholar
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Johannes Gräff appointed Vallee Scholar

The Valle Foundation has chosen EPFL Professor and Synapsy member Johannes Gräff among the winners of its scholarships. The Vallee Foundation was founded in 1996 by Bert and Kuggie Vallee “to foster...
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Anxiety: Brain Mitochondria as a Treatment Target
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Anxiety: Brain Mitochondria as a Treatment Target

Carmen Sandi, professor at EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute and co-director of the NCCR-Synapsy, published a review on the connection between anxiety and brain mitochondriain the Journal Trends in Neurosciences with...
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Early social contingencies impairment
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Early social contingencies impairment

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social and communication deficits, repetitive behaviors, and restricted interests. Literature shows that atypical neural processing of social visual information contributes...
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World Congress of Biological Psychiatry 2019
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World Congress of Biological Psychiatry 2019

Synapsy was present at the 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry 2019 in Vancouver with its two members, Camille Piguet (UNIGE) and Jean-Michel Aubry (HUG). The latter was the chair...
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A gene to better understand autism and schizophrenia
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A gene to better understand autism and schizophrenia

Claudia Bagni’s laboratory, Synapsy member and director of the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences of the University of Lausanne, published a "Nature Communications" paper demonstrating that an alteration of the CYFIP1...
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