NCCR-Synapsy

The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

Women researchers win Synapsy poster awards

The poster session of the eleventh annual meeting of the NCCR-Synapsy took place at the Diabrlerets Convention Center on the evening of Thursday, October 14. Peter Uhlhaas, representative of the Synapsy Advisory Board, generously agreed to serve as a member Read more…


Daniella Dwir’s study awarded prize

Daniella Dwir, researcher in the laboratory of Kim Do at the Schizophrenia Research Unit of the Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences of the CHUV, won the “Young investigator award” of the Swiss Society of Biological Psychiatry (SSBP) during its 2021 annual Read more…


Invitation for entries for the Research prize of the Swiss Brain League

Every two years, the Swiss Brain League awards a prize of CHF 20,000 to a Swiss research group in recognition of its outstanding scientific contribution in the field of neurological research. Both clinical and basic research projects are eligible. The 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…


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

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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…


Fondation Leenaards Scientific Prizes 2018 to Synapsy’s Members

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Arnaud Merglen, Paul Klauser and Camille Piguet The Leenaards Foundation awarded this year two awards for translational medical research projects to groups of researchers from the Lake Geneva region. The first award-winning project aims to observe the effects of mindfulness Read more…


Grand Prix Halphen 2017 to Prof. Philippe Conus

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This prize, awarded by the Academy of Sciences (Institut de France), rewards the global approach, both clinical and research, aiming at early detection of psychotic disorders implemented by Prof. Conus into the Department of Psychiatry. The Philippe & Maria Halphen Read more…


A UNIL faculty prize to Luis Alameda

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Luis Alameda, CHUV psychiatrist, receives the UNIL Faculty of Biology and Medicine’s Award for his work on schizophrenia performed in collaboration with Kim Do. Luis Alameda’s publication: “Childhood sexual and physical abuse: age at exposure modulates impact on functional outcome Read more…