NCCR-Synapsy

The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

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…


New EEG Study on Euthymic Bipolar Disorder Patients

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a common and severe psychiatric disorder. A better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology is needed to identify objective biomarkers of BD that would improve diagnostic and treatment. Evidence from brain imaging studies consistently points to abnormalities 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…


Antje Horsch – Deciphering the Inter-Generational Transmission of Stress and Trauma

Antje Horsch holds the position of assistant professor at the Institute of Higher Education and Research in Health Care at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and in the Women and Children’s Department at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). Professor Horsch, who Read more…


Radio show with Marie Schaer

Every Friday, the CQFD swiss radio show receives a scientist to talk about his or her work and research. The 6th of September 2019, the journalist Adrien Zerbini invited Marie Schaer, Synapsy member, professor at the University of Geneva, and Read more…


A gene to better understand autism and schizophrenia

Claudia Bagni’s laboratory, Synapsy member and director of the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences of the University of Lausanne, published a “Nature Communications” paper demonstrating that an alteration of the CYFIP1 gene in mice leads to a disruption of connections between Read more…


Workshop “Gender Equity in Science”

Friday, 5 July 2019 9am – 4pm, Sciences III, Geneva. The NCCR Chemical Biology organizes the 1st edition of the workshop “Gender Equity in Science” to: ·       help future lab leaders develop gender & diversity competencies necessary for leadership ·       raise awareness about gender Read more…