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Zoom Conference on Equal opportunity with Prof. Dr. Tom Welton
Equal opportunity

Zoom Conference on Equal opportunity with Prof. Dr. Tom Welton

A open conference organized by NCCR Molecular Systems with Prof. Dr. Tom Welton on the topic "Scientific Excellence and Equality – a Contradiction?" will take place November 4th, 13:30-15:10 on...
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Johannes Gräff promoted to associate professor
NEWS Nomination

Johannes Gräff promoted to associate professor

Prof. Johannes Gräff, Synapsy principal investigator, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Life Sciences at the School of Life Sciences at EPFL. At its meeting of 23/24 September 2020...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: How to treat OCD?
Mood disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: How to treat OCD?

The fourth most common psychiatric illness, OCD affects between 2 and 3% of the population. Obsessive compulsive disorder, called OCD, is a psychological disorder. It is characterized by distressing obsessions...
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Editorial by Camilla Bellone, Carmen Sandi and Philippe Conus
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Editorial by Camilla Bellone, Carmen Sandi and Philippe Conus

Dear Colleagues, It is with a profound grief that we are writing the editorial of this issue of the NCCR Synapsy Newsletter. As you certainly all know, Alexandre Dayer, the...
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Synapsy model imitated worldwide
Newsletter Portrait

Synapsy model imitated worldwide

The translational graduate program at the International Max-Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry – which is similar to Synapsy’s – is used to teach physicians and researchers. Two PhD students...
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Using genetics and sharing to study autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder Newsletter Portrait

Using genetics and sharing to study autism

French researcher Thomas Bourgeron is a pioneer in genetic research on autism. The professor was also our guest at the last Neurobiology of Mental Health conference. In this article, he...
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What will the psychiatry of tomorrow look like?
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What will the psychiatry of tomorrow look like?

A female student in medicine at the University of Geneva (who is keen to remain anonymous) dreams of a career in psychiatry. To achieve her goals, she is soaking up...
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Confined planet: a challenge for women
NEWS Women in Science

Confined planet: a challenge for women

Following the WHO's announcement on the coronavirus pandemic, our planet entered several weeks of confinement. Since then, the scientific community has been studying the consequences of this health crisis, particularly...
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Death of Prof. Alexandre Dayer, NCCR Synapsy director
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Death of Prof. Alexandre Dayer, NCCR Synapsy director

Dear members of the Synapsy community, It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the tragic passing of our NCCR Synapsy Director, colleague and friend Alexandre....
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Gliapharm completes a CHF 2 Million financing to advance its drug development program
KTT NEWS

Gliapharm completes a CHF 2 Million financing to advance its drug development program

GliaPharm SA has completed a CHF 2 million financing. The company is initially focusing on an orphan neurological disease caused by a deficiency in brain metabolism that affects more than...
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Optimus Agora Prize for Carmen Sandi and Dominique de Quervain
Award Mood disorders NEWS

Optimus Agora Prize for Carmen Sandi and Dominique de Quervain

Dominique de Quervain and Carmen Sandi are being awarded Optimus Agora Prize. Their project “Stress” encourages interaction with the public. Stress is part of everyday life. Better understanding it, and...
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covidout.ch: maintaining mental health and developing coping skills
Mood disorders NEWS

covidout.ch: maintaining mental health and developing coping skills

The objective of this new web app, designed by caregivers and researchers, is to help people with temporary/reactional or chronic psychological suffering to find coping strategies to better cope with...
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A New Publication on Social Deficits by Claudia Bagni’s Group
Autism Spectrum Disorder

A New Publication on Social Deficits by Claudia Bagni’s Group

At a time when our entire society has to increase social distance because of Covid-19, Claudia Bagni, a Synapsy member and Professor of neuroscience at the University of Lausanne, goes...
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27 février 2020: “Que nous apprend la recherche génétique sur l’autisme?”
Autism Spectrum Disorder NEWS

27 février 2020: “Que nous apprend la recherche génétique sur l’autisme?”

Prof. Thomas BOURGERON Directeur du Centre de recherche translationnelle «Génétique humaine et fonctions cognitives», Institut Pasteur, Paris Si les scientifiques soupçonnent depuis longtemps la génétique de jouer un rôle majeur...
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The Harmful Effects of Stress Unraveled – Alexandre Dayer
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The Harmful Effects of Stress Unraveled – Alexandre Dayer

The 12th Synapsy newsletter is rich with interviews and portraits of students, clinical scientists and more senior researchers from the developmental stress working group of Synapsy (work package 4, WP#4)....
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Halfway between cell biology and patient care
Newsletter Women in Science

Halfway between cell biology and patient care

Zoé Schilliger was one of the three 2019 winners of the Synapsy clinician-researcher grant. She is embarking on a PhD on anxiety that is based on the expertise of two...
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Anti-stress meditation
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Anti-stress meditation

Is meditation effective as an early intervention to reduce reactivity to stress and anxiety? The Mindfulteen study investigates the question using brain imaging. Mindfulness meditation is a technique borrowed from...
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Breaking the transmission of trauma
Newsletter Women in Science

Breaking the transmission of trauma

Children of mothers with post-traumatic stress disorder have difficulty processing their emotions. Defining the neural bases of this dysfunction will help develop future treatments. Transmitting information, you do not have...
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Making a living on two wheels and electroencephalography
Newsletter Women in Science

Making a living on two wheels and electroencephalography

Virginie Perizzolo tells us how cycling and speech therapy helped her recently graduate from the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School.   What training did you do to become a doctor in...
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No clinical work without understanding the basics
Newsletter Women in Science

No clinical work without understanding the basics

Silvia Monari explains the difficult choice she had to make between medicine and life sciences when deciding on what direction her studies would take. Silvia tells us how she intends...
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