NCCR-Synapsy

The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

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…


Johannes Gräff appointed Vallee Scholar

The Valle Foundation has chosen EPFL Professor and Synapsy member Johannes Gräff among the winners of its scholarships. The Vallee Foundation was founded in 1996 by Bert and Kuggie Vallee “to foster originality, creativity, and leadership within biomedical scientific research and medical Read more…


Carmen Sandi wins the first Ron de Kloet award

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Professor Carmen Sandi at EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute, has won the first Ron de Kloet award from the STRESS-NL consortium. The STRESS-NL is a consortium of different institutions that “envisions that combining forces between researchers across the Netherlands ranging from Read more…


MD-PhD fellowship awarded to Aurélie Bochet

aurelie bochet

The SNSF, the SAMS and the Swiss cancer research foundation will support ten young medical researchers in doing their MD-PhDs. The national MD-PhD commission has awarded fellowships to 10 of the 23 medical researchers proposed by the local MD-PhD commissions. Read more…


SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 to Kim Do

Kim Do Receiving the SIRS award

Prof. Kim Do Cuénod, Head of the Psychiatric Neuroscience Center (CNP-CHUV), has been awarded with the SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to schizophrenia research. A pioneer in translational psychiatry research Kim Do Cuénod Read more…


N. & C. Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award 2017 to Daniel Schechter

Dan Schechter portrait

Dr. Daniel S. Schechter completed undergraduate studies at the Oberlin Conservatory and Columbia College before pursuing an MA in music at the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Schechter then obtained his MD at Columbia College of Physicians Read more…


Meaghan Creed rewarded for her neuro research

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To Chatham native Meaghan Creed, the brain is a puzzle. Her quest for solutions has taken her to Switzerland and now Maryland. Creed, 30, is turning heads with her research into addiction. Currently an assistant professor in pharmacology at the Read more…


Pavoncella Award for Female Creativity 2017 to Claudia Bagni

Claudia Bagni Pavoncella Prize 2017

In June 2017, Claudia Bagni received the Pavoncella Award for the Scientific Creativity for her research work on synaptic plasticity and neurodevelopmental disorders. The prize reward Italian and non-Italian women around the world for their creativity and excellence in art, Read more…


Outstanding Mentoring Award to Stephanie Clarke

Stephanie Clarke awarded

In recognition of her exceptional contribution to the training of young talents and for commitment to the new generation of academics, Prof. Stephanie Clarke has been awarded the Outstanding Mentoring Award by the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the Read more…