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Brain Awareness Week 2019 : Synapsy members in the spotlight
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Brain Awareness Week 2019 : Synapsy members in the spotlight

The 2019 Brain Awareness Week took place March 11 to 17. The Universities of Geneva (UNIGE >) and Lausanne (UNIL-CHUV >) have once again proposed a rich and varied program...
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Bita Moghaddam invited speaker at Synapsy-LWiN
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Bita Moghaddam invited speaker at Synapsy-LWiN

Bita Moghaddam was the guest of Synapsy-LWiN seminars and lunches at both Geneva University and EPFL last March. Bita Moghaddam is full professor at Oregon Health and science university where...
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Two EPFL spin-offs reach the finals of an international competition
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Two EPFL spin-offs reach the finals of an international competition

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...
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Affiliated member : Nicolas Toni
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Affiliated member : Nicolas Toni

“Adult neurogenesis : at the root of psychiatric illnesses” With a background in fundamental neuroscience, Nicolas Toni’s research may be successful in detecting a link between neurogenesis and psychiatric illnesses. Memory...
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Affiliated member : Stefan Kaiser
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Affiliated member : Stefan Kaiser

"Psychiatry : incorporating the biological, social and psychological sciences” Stefan Kaiser became an affiliated member of Synapsy in March 2018, one year after taking up the position of head of the...
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Open and fair data : Appealing to the fairness of data producers
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Open and fair data : Appealing to the fairness of data producers

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is adopting an openness policy for scientific data that will have a major impact on research, with the first implementation measures for NCCRs beginning...
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Phase-3 : Synapsy ranked at the top by the SNSF
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Phase-3 : Synapsy ranked at the top by the SNSF

Entering Phase-3 has been achieved following a long preparatory and competitive process involving coordinated work from NCCR members at all levels. At the end of January 2019, the Synapsy management...
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Affiliated member :  Manuel Mameli
Affiliated Member Newsletter

Affiliated member : Manuel Mameli

Giving clinicians all the tools they need Manuel Mameli’s research is devoted to identifying the neural circuits involved in motivation. Here he explains how he sees his role as a...
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Affiliated member : Nadia Micali
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Affiliated member : Nadia Micali

“Research isn’t the icing on the cake, it’s an integral part of clinical work" Nadia Micali was appointed head of HUG’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in late 2017, joining...
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NeuroClub : the “Brain Factory”
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NeuroClub : the “Brain Factory”

Professor Jozsef Kiss © Christian Lüscher The University of Geneva’s NeuroClub, founded in 1999 on the fringes of the neuroanatomy course, introduces the world of research to budding doctors. It’s...
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The rewarding work of translational projects
Autism Spectrum Disorder Women in Science

The rewarding work of translational projects

Camilla Bellone and Marie Schaer work in collaboration under the NCCR-Synapsy project. Camilla Bellone explores the use of animal models in social paradigms, to look at the causality between circuitry...
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Using high-density EEG source imaging to detect subcortical electrophysiological activity
Biomarkers of early psychosis

Using high-density EEG source imaging to detect subcortical electrophysiological activity

256-channel scalp EEG and source imaging Subcortical neuronal activity is important in mediating communication in large-scale brain networks. While EEG recordings provide appropriate temporal resolution and coverage to study whole...
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Public Lecture by Pierre Magistretti
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Public Lecture by Pierre Magistretti

As part of the University of Geneva’s public conference series, the Synapsy national center of competence in research (NCCR-Synapsy) invited Pierre Magistretti on January 31, 2019 to give a talk...
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Lactate triggers genes that modify brain activity
Mood disorders

Lactate triggers genes that modify brain activity

Fluorescently labeled neuronal dendritric ramifications. © KAUST   A genome-wide study led by Pierre Magistretti has shed light on the mechanisms through which lactate, a product of aerobic glycolysis in astrocytes,...
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A Swiss network brings stress researchers together
Developmental stress Women in Science

A Swiss network brings stress researchers together

In an effort to promote stress research in Switzerland, Professors Carmen Sandi (EPFL Brain Mind Institute) and Dominique de Quervain (University of Basel) have founded stressnetwork.ch, a network of over...
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How does the brain learn by talking to itself?
Developmental stress

How does the brain learn by talking to itself?

UNIGE scientists uncover the role of synaptic feedback systems in shaping learning processes in the brain’s cortex – a discovery that may prove valuable for developing efficient artificial intelligence. Human...
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Drugs of abuse: Identifying the addiction circuit
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Drugs of abuse: Identifying the addiction circuit

Section of a mouse brain showing in red the circuit that reinforces the behaviour, in green the circuit that reinforces the decision to continue. If the green projection is very...
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Carmen Sandi wins the first Ron de Kloet award
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Carmen Sandi wins the first Ron de Kloet award

Professor Carmen Sandi at EPFL's Brain Mind Institute, has won the first Ron de Kloet award from the STRESS-NL consortium. The STRESS-NL is a consortium of different institutions that "envisions...
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ASD : Protein synthesis as a possible biomarker
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ASD : Protein synthesis as a possible biomarker

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...
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Social dopamine
Autism Spectrum Disorder Newsletter Women in Science

Social dopamine

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...
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