NCCR-Synapsy

The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

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…


#NCCRWomen – Marie Schaer

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCRW_SCHAER_FINAL.mov Meet Marie Schaer, a researcher working for the NCCR Synapsy at the University of Geneva. Her studies aims to understand the symptoms of autism, a developmental disorder associated with communication deficit occuring during childhood. The #NCCRWomen campaign introduces you Read more…


#NCCRWomen – Zoé Schilliger

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCRW_SCHILLIGER_FINAL.mov Meet Zoé Schilliger, a doctoral student in psychiatric neuroscience at the University of Lausanne and CHUV. She is working on stress management during adolescence, more specifically how it can lead to depression or anxiety, for the NCCR Synapsy. The Read more…


#NCCRWomen – Camilla Bellone

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCRW_BELLONE_FINAL.mov Meet Camilla Bellone, Director of the NCCR Synapsy and neuroscientist working at the University of Geneva. She is studying how the brain controls social behavior. The #NCCRWomen campaign introduces you to a different woman working in research in a Read more…


#NCCRWomen – Silvia Monari

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCR_MONARI_FINAL.mov Meet Silvia Monari, a medical doctor doing a PhD in neuroscience at EPFL. She is studying how stress can affect memory and sleep for the NCCR Synapsy. Meet Marie Schaer, a researcher working for the NCCR Synapsy at the Read more…


#NCCRWomen – Farnaz Delavari

https://nccr-synapsy.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NCCR_DELAVARI_FINAL.mov Meet Farnaz Delavari, a medical doctor doing a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Geneva. She is studying the brain mechanisms that lead to psychosis and anxiety for the NCCR Synapsy. The #NCCRWomen campaign introduces you to a Read more…


From science to yoga — and back to science

After initial studies in science, Zeynep Knight-Celen opts for a life practicing and teaching yoga. Ten years later her interest in the workings of the mind rekindles her scientific curiosity and leads her to a PhD position in the Mindfulness Read more…


Confined planet: a challenge for women

Following the WHO’s announcement on the coronavirus pandemic, our planet entered several weeks of confinement. Since then, the scientific community has been studying the consequences of this health crisis, particularly on women. As women are in the majority in the Read more…


Halfway between cell biology and patient care

Zoé Schilliger was one of the three 2019 winners of the Synapsy clinician-researcher grant. She is embarking on a PhD on anxiety that is based on the expertise of two Synapsy work packages. It is a fascinating project that combines Read more…