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The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

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 dans l’apparition des troubles du spectre autistique, les premiers gènes Read more…


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The whole management team wishes you a Merry Christmas and an Happy New Year 2020!


MOOC on Autism Spectrum Disorders

A MOOC on autism spectrum disorders has been launched by the University of Geneva in partnership with the NCCR Synapsy. It brings together experts, videos and testimonies to describe the scientific basis of autism and explain how to recognize its signs from birth. This course Read more…


Virginie Perizzolo’s work awarded prize

The 11th French Congress of Psychiatry (CFP) awarded Best Scientific Publications of 2019 by Young Researchers Prize, 3rd Place to Virginie Perizzolo (née Pointet) of the University of Geneva, for her paper with Synapsy member Daniel Schechter: “EEG recording during Read more…


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 ». The award was presented following his delivery of the Read more…


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 mutual emotion regulation. The group of Daniel Schechter, Medical Director Read more…


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 Assistant Professor at EPFL in Lausanne since 2013 and member of Read more…


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 Schaer, Synapsy member, professor at the University of Geneva, and Read more…


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 NCCR-Synapsy, which is sponsoring the event. The aim of the Read more…