NCCR-Synapsy

The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

Synapsy model imitated worldwide

The translational graduate program at the International Max-Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry – which is similar to Synapsy’s – is used to teach physicians and researchers. Two PhD students tell us about their approach and training. Synapsy researchers and Read more…


Using genetics and sharing to study autism

French researcher Thomas Bourgeron is a pioneer in genetic research on autism. The professor was also our guest at the last Neurobiology of Mental Health conference. In this article, he tells us all about his initial findings that link genes Read more…


What will the psychiatry of tomorrow look like?

A female student in medicine at the University of Geneva (who is keen to remain anonymous) dreams of a career in psychiatry. To achieve her goals, she is soaking up neuroscience and research, much like the new generation of psychiatrists Read more…


Kerstin Von Plessen – Treatments Based on Self-Regulation

Kerstin von Plessen studies early biomarkers and potential resilience pathways for treating neurodevelopmental illnesses – areas that require a translational approach. As well as being a full professor in the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne Read more…


Empowerment: Three Questions for Bita Moghaddam

Bita Moghaddam is a full professor at Oregon Health and Science University where she holds the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. In the past 26 years, she focused her research on the modeling aspects of psychiatric disorders. Last Read more…


Nathalie Ginovart – Translational Research Using Neuroimaging

Nathalie Ginovart uses neuroimaging as a research tool to investigate mental disorders and as a way of bringing the clinical and fundamental worlds closer together. Nathalie Ginovart started by studying biology before continuing with a master’s in pharmacology followed by Read more…


Budding Clinical-Scientists

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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…


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…