NCCR-Synapsy

The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

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…


Charles Quairiaux awarded by the Swiss League Against Epilepsy

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The research grant 2017 from the Swiss League Against Epilepsy goes to Dr. Charles Quairiaux, Dr. Abbas Khani and Prof. Christoph Michel of the Department of Basic Neurosciences of the University of Geneva for their project entitled: “Decreasing susceptibility of Read more…


Biaggi de Blasys 2016 Award to Sebastiano Bariselli

The Biaggi de Blasys Award for the best thesis in neuroscience in 2016 went to two LNDS alumni: Dr. Sebastiano BARISELLI (right) for his thesis “SHANK3 CONTROLS MATURATION OF SOCIAL REWARD CIRCUITS IN THE VTA” defended at the University of Read more…


Winners of the Pfizer Prize for Research 2017

Pfizer prize 2017

Alan Carleton, Nixon Abraham, Olivier Gschwend Pfizer Award 2017 – 25 young Swiss researchers were awarded for their outstanding scientific work, including three teams from the HUG and UNIGE. These are two joint HUG/UNIGE teams in clinical research and a Read more…


Theodore Ott prize 2017 to Christian Lüscher and Andrea Volterra

Andrea Volterra & Christian Lüscher The Theodore Ott Award 2017 will be granted to two researchers for their remarkable works in neurosciences : Prof. Andrea Volterra from the Lausanne university. His group explores the central role, long ignored, of astrocytes Read more…


Swiss Media Award 2016 to documentary on schizophrenia

Kim Do video link

Media Award 2016 from the Swiss Academies of Art and Sciences to Lison Méric’s documentary on schizophrenia “J’entends des voix (I hear voices)” broadcasted on RTS1 – 36.9°, 16 December 2015, with the participation of Philippe Conus and Kim Do. Read more…


FBM-UNIL Clinical Sciences Award to Patric Hagmann

Patric Hagmann FBM prize

Nicolas Fasel and Patric Hagmann The FBM-UNIL Clinical Sciences Award was handed to Patric Hagmann for his work in the field of neuroradiology and brain connection studies through NMR diffusion techniques. The 2016 Honorary Professor, Giorgio Zanetti, outgoing director of the Read more…


2016 Koetser Award to Christian Lüscher

Christian Lüscher Koetser prize 2016

The Betty and David Koetser Foundation for research on the brain rewards this year Christian Lüscher, Professor at the Department of fundamental neurosciences of the Faculty of Medicine at UNIGE (his group web page). Professor Lüscher, a specialist of neural Read more…


Pfizer Award 2016 to Meaghan Creed & Vincent Pascoli

Meghan Creed Pfizer award

Pfizer Award System : Neuroscience and nervous system illnesses. To treat addiction by electric shocks Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes into the brains of patients and outputting electric shocks via a pacemaker, implanted too. This treatment is mostly used Read more…