ASD : Protein synthesis as a possible biomarker

Eleonora Rosina

Eleonora Rosina   Highlight from the Bagni’s Lab Genes encoding for proteins involved in synaptic protein synthesis seem to contribute to the development of Autism Spectrum Disorders. They are now suspected as early biomarkers. Eleonora Rosina, a PhD student in Read more…


Social dopamine

Dopaminergic

Dopaminergic neurons of the VTA (green). Virus-infected neurons that can be inhibited to assess their effects on social behavior through chemogenetic approaches are in red. The level of infected dopamine neuron is about 50% (yellow).   Highlight from the Bellone’s Read more…


The WP#3 is setting the tone

Technology transfers

A new Synapsy era has emerged with the entering in Phase-3. Its success will depend, among other things, on Synapsy’s ability to transfer technologies. It didn’t take long to hear about a great example of technology transfer! Last October, the Read more…


Synapsy enters Phase-3 with new challenges

Synapsy team at Villars 2018

The Synapsy Group – Villars 2018 Following a successful Site-Visit, Synapsy has officially entered Phase-3 in October 2018. A final decision regarding the overall funding for Synapsy’s third phase is expected from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) in January Read more…


The brain is fighting against autism

eye-tracking

Eye-tracking experience Each dot indicates the position of the gaze while viewing a video showing a child playing. Left : the blue dots are the areas targeted by a child with typical cerebral development. Right : the red dots are targeted by Read more…


Budding Clinical-Scientists

Budding clinician scientists-web

Vincienne Naef, Grace Kurian and Marc-Aurèle Adler Vincienne Naef, Grace Kurian and Marc-Aurèle Adler are third and fourth year medical students at the University of Geneva. All three attended the Neurobiology of Mental Health conference, an ideal opportunity for Synapsy Read more…


Portrait : Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz

Ghislaine Dehaene

Professor Ghislaine Dahaene-Lambertz during Synapsy’s Conference Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz was destined to become a pediatrician in a regional medical office, but her curiosity –together with a series of chance meetings– led her to a career as a researcher. And not just Read more…


Interview : Carol Tamminga

Carol Tamminga

Professor Carol Tamminga during the Synapsy conference Carol Tamminga is conducting translational research on psychosis at the University of Texas with the goal of understanding the mechanisms underlying schizophrenia (her lab >), especially psychosis and memory dysfunction. She explains her Read more…


Philippe Conus : “The unexpected plays a part in jazz as it does in psychiatry”

Philippe Conus

As he receives the Alphen Award for his global clinical approach, Philippe Conus tells Synapsy about the rich and novel path that led him to psychiatry. Between music and psychiatry Philippe Conus dreamt of a career as a jazz clarinetist Read more…