NCCR-Synapsy

The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

Impulsivity increases with severity of childhood trauma in bipolar disorder

impulsivity

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 bipolar disorder (BD). This study showed a high level of Read more…


Brain Awareness Week 2019 : Synapsy members in the spotlight

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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 in order to present the latest advances in biomedical research Read more…


Bita Moghaddam invited speaker at Synapsy-LWiN

BMoghaddam

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 she has the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. Read more…


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

hello tomorrow

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 will pitch their company to a jury of technology specialists Read more…


Affiliated member : Nicolas Toni

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 is an area that has always fascinated Nicolas Toni: it Read more…


Affiliated member : Stefan Kaiser

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 HUG’s Adult Psychiatry Division and following his appointment as a Read more…


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

opendata-illustration by Julie Beck

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 in 2019.   SNSF data management plan for NCCRs Researchers Read more…


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

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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 team received from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) the Read more…


Affiliated member : Manuel Mameli

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 neuroscientist helping to advance psychiatric clinical research. Manuel Mameli is Read more…