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Identification of a behavioral and neural signature of trait anxiety related to differences in effortful motivated behavior
Developmental stress WP#4

Identification of a behavioral and neural signature of trait anxiety related to differences in effortful motivated behavior

The combined expertise of Carmen Sandi and Christoph Michel's labs allowed to better understand the neurological basis of trait anxiety, a risk factor for the development of neuropsychiatric diseases. Trait...
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Grant from the National MD-PhD program for Dr. Michel Godel
Autism Spectrum Disorder Grant NEWS

Grant from the National MD-PhD program for Dr. Michel Godel

The MD-PhD national program grants allow eleven young doctors engaged in research to complete a doctorate in natural sciences, public health, clinical research or biomedical ethics at a Swiss university....
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Joint NCCR Synapsy – IRCN “22q” Workshop, Jul y 6-7, 2019, Tokyo, Japan
22q11 deletion syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Event

Joint NCCR Synapsy – IRCN “22q” Workshop, Jul y 6-7, 2019, Tokyo, Japan

This past weekend, a joint NCCR Synapsy-IRCN workshop took place University of Tokyo. Several Synapsy PIs from UNIGE attended and presented their research (Profs. Alexandre Dayer, Stephan Eliez, Marie Schaer,...
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High-risk youth symposium at the 18th ESCAP congress in Vienna
Developmental stress Event

High-risk youth symposium at the 18th ESCAP congress in Vienna

The symposium “Neural correlates of cognitive control impairment in high-risk youth” organized by Synapsy member Dr. Camille Piguet, from UNIGE, together with prof. Ayse Belger, Director of the Frank Porter...
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22q11 symposium at the 18th ESCAP congress in Vienna
22q11 deletion syndrome Event

22q11 symposium at the 18th ESCAP congress in Vienna

Members of the group of Prof. Stephan Eliez, from the University of Geneva successfully finished the first Synapsy symposium at this year’s ESCAP congress in Vienna on Sunday June 30th....
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Stephan Eliez interviewed by RTS radio – CQFD show
22q11 deletion syndrome

Stephan Eliez interviewed by RTS radio – CQFD show

Schizophrenia: everything is at stake in the adolescent brain   A developmental problem of the hippocampus during adolescence is at the root of a process that can lead to schizophrenia....
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Schizophrenia: adolescence is the game-changer
22q11 deletion syndrome

Schizophrenia: adolescence is the game-changer

Researchers at UNIGE have discovered that the development of the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory and emotions, is severely impacted in adolescence following the onset of...
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Workshop “Gender Equity in Science”
Event Women in Science

Workshop “Gender Equity in Science”

Friday, 5 July 2019 9am – 4pm, Sciences III, Geneva. The NCCR Chemical Biology organizes the 1st edition of the workshop “Gender Equity in Science” to: ·       help future lab leaders develop gender...
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Explorer Christian Clot – Conference
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Explorer Christian Clot – Conference

Wednesday, July 3 – 6pm, Biotech Campus, Geneva. Christian Clot has successively crossed the four most extreme environments of the planet, he will talk about his experience on the capacity...
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Public Lecture – Alan Carleton
22q11 deletion syndrome Event

Public Lecture – Alan Carleton

June-3 Public lecture by Professor Alan Carleton as part of his promotion to full professor in the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences Title : «Neural circuit symphony vs. cacophony in health...
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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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