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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…


Max Cloëtta Foundation Prize 2016 to Andreas Lüthi

Andreas Lüthi Cloëtta award 2016

The Max Cloëtta prize 2016 awards two researchers from Basel and Lausanne. The Professor Dr. Max Cloëtta Foundation has awarded the 2016 Cloëtta Prize to two prestigious scientists: Professor Michel Gilliet, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Read more…


2016 Ernest Solvay prize for Prof. Claudia Bagni

Claudia Bagni QEMF award

Prof. Claudia Bagni has been awarded the Ernest Solvay prize for 2016 by Queen Elizabeth Medical Foundation, for the project “CYFIP1-pathies: shared pathways in intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders”. Q.E.M.F for Neurosciences webpage > < Back to NEWS & AWARDS Read more…


Hirnliga Research Award 2016 to Anthony Holtmaat

Prof. Holtmaat receives prize

Prize “ Ligue Suisse sur le Cerveau - Hirnliga “ 2016 awarded to Anthony Holtmaat. The Swiss League for the Brain awards a prize every two years for outstanding brain research. This year’s CHF 20,000 prize went to Professor Anthony Holtmaat Read more…


Pierre Magistretti wins 2016 IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity prize

Pierre Magistretti Ipsen prize

Professor Pierre Magistretti, from EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute, has been awarded the prestigious IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity prize for 2016. The 2016 Neuronal Plasticity prize is awarded jointly to Professor Pierre Magistretti, and another two world-renowned scientists, Professor David Altwell from Read more…


A publication by Dominik Moser rewarded during the French Psychiatry Congress

Dominique Moser

During the French Psychiatry Congress; a prize goes to Dominik Moser, Ph. D student in Prof Daniel Schechter’s lab, for his work leading to an article published in Stress. On the 26th November, Dominik Moser flew to Nantes where he Read more…