NEWS & AWARDS

Women and science, a “solid glass ceiling”

Women and science, a “solid glass ceiling”

In scientific disciplines, women remain underrepresented in positions of responsibility, despite their increasing numbers. Anglophones call this phenomenon the leaky pipe issue, or problem of the pierced pipe. The metaphor...
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Roland Hasler at the International ADHD Congress in Tel Aviv

Roland Hasler at the International ADHD Congress in Tel Aviv

Roland Hasler presenting -  March 2018 Dr Roland Hasler presented Synapsy’s research on electroencephalogram (EEG) Neurofeedback on adult patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Neurofeedback (NF) uses EEG brain-computer...
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SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 to Kim Do

SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 to Kim Do

Prof. Kim Do Cuénod, Head of the Psychiatric Neuroscience Center (CNP-CHUV), has been awarded with the SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to schizophrenia...
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Kathryn Hess, a born mathematician

Kathryn Hess, a born mathematician

Professor at EPFL, Kathryn Hess Bellwald, puts into practice her discipline, the topology, to better understand how the brain works. She is also committed to the promotion of female science careers....
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The fascinating quest for neuronal origins

The fascinating quest for neuronal origins

Confocal microscopy image showing the embryonic preoptic region, sitting on the brain floor. Cortical neurogliaform cells come from this region that borders the third ventricle (middle, in black), marked by...
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Fondation Leenaards Scientific Prizes 2018 to Synapsy’s Members

Fondation Leenaards Scientific Prizes 2018 to Synapsy’s Members

Arnaud Merglen, Paul Klauser and Camille Piguet The Leenaards Foundation awarded this year two awards for translational medical research projects to groups of researchers from the Lake Geneva region. The...
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‘Social brain’ networks are altered at a young age in autism

‘Social brain’ networks are altered at a young age in autism

Each dot represents the gaze position for an individual child watching the movie. The blue dots on the left represent the typically developing toddlers. The red dots represent toddlers with...
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Kim Do Cuénod – Leçon inaugurale à l’UNIL

Kim Do Cuénod – Leçon inaugurale à l’UNIL

Neurobiologist, Kim Do Cuénod has specialized in the etiology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia. She is Head of the Schizophrenia Research Unit and Head of the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience at the...
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Unraveling the biological function of a 22q11 locus gene

Unraveling the biological function of a 22q11 locus gene

Synapsy researchers reveal the developmental function of a new schizophrenia (SZ) risk-gene. The candidate SZ-risk gene DGCR2 is located in the 22q11.2 locus, whose deletion is a major risk factor for SZ. In...
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Synapsy conference highlighted at UNIGE

Synapsy conference highlighted at UNIGE

In the UNIGE-Journal no 140, two articles regarding Synapsy : "A baby is not a blank page" Psychologists now have tools to better understand how babies develop cognitive and affective...
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Women in science – Equal gender opportunities

Women in science – Equal gender opportunities

Equal Gender Opportunities New Synapsy Perspectives During the first and second phases of NCCR-Synapsy, several practical actions for the advancement of women were realized, inter alia, via a fruitful collaboration...
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Portrait : 5 questions for Thomas Marissal

Portrait : 5 questions for Thomas Marissal

Thomas Marissal was born in Carpentras, France. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's in neurobiology from the University of Aix-Marseille. Thomas subsequently completed a doctoral thesis...
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Re-orchestrating neural networks to counter schizophrenia

Re-orchestrating neural networks to counter schizophrenia

A three-level study of the synaptic structure, neural network and behavior is particularly helpful for understanding neuropsychiatric diseases, including schizophrenia and patients with 22q11 microdeletion. The structural properties of neurons...
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Portrait : 5 questions for Maria Padula

Portrait : 5 questions for Maria Padula

Maria Padula studied biology at the University of Salento Lecce in Italy before obtaining a master's degree in neurobiology at the University of Pisa. Maria joined Stephan Eliez's group in...
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Highlight psychiatry clinical cohort : Perceiving schizophrenia

Highlight psychiatry clinical cohort : Perceiving schizophrenia

One in every 100 children develops schizophrenia in adulthood. But how can we know which children? Brain-imaging studies performed on the 22q11ds at-risk population provide some preliminary answers. In Switzerland,...
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The 22q11DS cohort reaches maturity

The 22q11DS cohort reaches maturity

As Synapsy is addressing 22q11 deletion syndrome and schizophrenia in its seventh Newsletter, the 22q11 cohort is reaching maturity, poised to deliver the fruits of a successful synergy between clinical...
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Pierre J. Magistretti : A life-long passion for neuroscience

Pierre J. Magistretti : A life-long passion for neuroscience

Professor Magistretti has devoted his career to studying the interactions between neurons and glial cells, psychiatry and developing neuroscience at home and abroad – and he looks set to continue...
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Gender equality from a European perspective: myth and reality

Gender equality from a European perspective: myth and reality

Population: sex ratio in europe 2016 In the past 50 years, significant progress in women’s equality has been made worldwide. Western countries, particularly European countries, have implemented initiatives to attain...
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Identification of a causal mechanism of schizophrenia

Identification of a causal mechanism of schizophrenia

The Schizophrenia Research Unit has identified a common genetic mechanism for schizophrenia and autism, which induces impaired cognitive performance of the brain. The Schizophrenia Research Unit (URS) of the Center...
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Antioxidant treatment against schizophrenia

Antioxidant treatment against schizophrenia

A joint team between the Lausanne CHUV and Harvard American University paves the way for a new neuroprotective treatment for schizophrenia. Three questions to Kim Do, head of the Center...
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