The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

Kim Do and Andrea Volterra new members of the SAMS


The Senate of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) appointed Kim Do and Andrea Volterra, project leaders at the NCCR-Synapsy, as individual members of the Academy.

Kim Do is associate professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne and heads the Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences at CHUV. Within Synapsy, her research aims at identifying biomarkers of early phase psychosis.

Andrea Volterra is professor in the Department of Basic Neuroscience of the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Within Synapsy, he is part of the mood disorders project.

The Senate of the SAMS appoints as individual members “personalities who have distinguished themselves by outstanding scientific services related to medicine.” Together with the other nominees, Kim Do and Andrea Volterra will receive a certificate at a ceremony that will take place on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Basel, held at the same time as the Senate meeting.

Author : Anne-Muriel Brouet, EPFL

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