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Antje Horsch – Deciphering the Inter-Generational Transmission of Stress and Trauma
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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...
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Alexandre Reymond – Puzzled About the Way Nature Works
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Alexandre Reymond – Puzzled About the Way Nature Works

Alexandre Reymond has a dual biochemical and biological background with undergraduate studies at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Alexandre entered research via a PhD at the Swiss Institute of Experts...
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Emmanouil Dermitzakis – “Producing Something Together is so Rewarding!”
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Emmanouil Dermitzakis – “Producing Something Together is so Rewarding!”

Emmanouil Dermitzakis is from Heraklion in Greece. After studying biology at the University of Crete, Emmanouil completed a PhD in genetics at Penn State University. He then joined the University...
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Radio show with Marie Schaer
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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...
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The European Synapsy Meeting 2019 Is Taking Place at Lausanne
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The European Synapsy Meeting 2019 Is Taking Place at Lausanne

The 7thEuropean Synapse Meeting is organized by neuroscientists from the universities of Lausanne (UNIL) and Geneva; Claudia Bagni, Camilla Bellone, Anthony Holtmaat, and Manuel Mameli. All four are members of...
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Johannes Gräff appointed Vallee Scholar
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Johannes Gräff appointed Vallee Scholar

The Valle Foundation has chosen EPFL Professor and Synapsy member Johannes Gräff among the winners of its scholarships. The Vallee Foundation was founded in 1996 by Bert and Kuggie Vallee “to foster...
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Anxiety: Brain Mitochondria as a Treatment Target
Developmental stress

Anxiety: Brain Mitochondria as a Treatment Target

Carmen Sandi, professor at EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute and co-director of the NCCR-Synapsy, published a review on the connection between anxiety and brain mitochondriain the Journal Trends in Neurosciences with...
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Early social contingencies impairment
Autism Spectrum Disorder NEWS

Early social contingencies impairment

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social and communication deficits, repetitive behaviors, and restricted interests. Literature shows that atypical neural processing of social visual information contributes...
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World Congress of Biological Psychiatry 2019
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World Congress of Biological Psychiatry 2019

Synapsy was present at the 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry 2019 in Vancouver with its two members, Camille Piguet (UNIGE) and Jean-Michel Aubry (HUG). The latter was the chair...
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A gene to better understand autism and schizophrenia
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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...
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Identification of a behavioral and neural signature of trait anxiety related to differences in effortful motivated behavior
Developmental stress WP#4

Identification of a behavioral and neural signature of trait anxiety related to differences in effortful motivated behavior

The combined expertise of Carmen Sandi and Christoph Michel's labs allowed to better understand the neurological basis of trait anxiety, a risk factor for the development of neuropsychiatric diseases. Trait...
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Grant from the National MD-PhD program for Dr. Michel Godel
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Grant from the National MD-PhD program for Dr. Michel Godel

The MD-PhD national program grants allow eleven young doctors engaged in research to complete a doctorate in natural sciences, public health, clinical research or biomedical ethics at a Swiss university....
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Joint NCCR Synapsy – IRCN “22q” Workshop, Jul y 6-7, 2019, Tokyo, Japan
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Joint NCCR Synapsy – IRCN “22q” Workshop, Jul y 6-7, 2019, Tokyo, Japan

This past weekend, a joint NCCR Synapsy-IRCN workshop took place University of Tokyo. Several Synapsy PIs from UNIGE attended and presented their research (Profs. Alexandre Dayer, Stephan Eliez, Marie Schaer,...
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High-risk youth symposium at the 18th ESCAP congress in Vienna
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High-risk youth symposium at the 18th ESCAP congress in Vienna

The symposium “Neural correlates of cognitive control impairment in high-risk youth” organized by Synapsy member Dr. Camille Piguet, from UNIGE, together with prof. Ayse Belger, Director of the Frank Porter...
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22q11 symposium at the 18th ESCAP congress in Vienna
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22q11 symposium at the 18th ESCAP congress in Vienna

Members of the group of Prof. Stephan Eliez, from the University of Geneva successfully finished the first Synapsy symposium at this year’s ESCAP congress in Vienna on Sunday June 30th....
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Stephan Eliez interviewed by RTS radio – CQFD show
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Stephan Eliez interviewed by RTS radio – CQFD show

Schizophrenia: everything is at stake in the adolescent brain   A developmental problem of the hippocampus during adolescence is at the root of a process that can lead to schizophrenia....
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Schizophrenia: adolescence is the game-changer
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Schizophrenia: adolescence is the game-changer

Researchers at UNIGE have discovered that the development of the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory and emotions, is severely impacted in adolescence following the onset of...
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Workshop “Gender Equity in Science”
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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...
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Explorer Christian Clot – Conference
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Explorer Christian Clot – Conference

Wednesday, July 3 – 6pm, Biotech Campus, Geneva. Christian Clot has successively crossed the four most extreme environments of the planet, he will talk about his experience on the capacity...
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Public Lecture – Alan Carleton
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Public Lecture – Alan Carleton

June-3 Public lecture by Professor Alan Carleton as part of his promotion to full professor in the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences Title : «Neural circuit symphony vs. cacophony in health...
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