The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

3D Imaging removes secrets of communication between brain cells


Prof. Andrea Volterra and his team from the Department of Fundamental Neuroscience (UNIL) have pioneered a new approach allowing correct study of astrocyte-synapse-blood vessel interactions: 3D volumetric two-photon imaging. This method enables an unprecedented, comprehensive view of the multiform astrocyte Read more…

Theodore Ott prize 2017 to Christian Lüscher and Andrea Volterra

Andrea Volterra & Christian Lüscher The Theodore Ott Award 2017 will be granted to two researchers for their remarkable works in neurosciences : Prof. Andrea Volterra from the Lausanne university. His group explores the central role, long ignored, of astrocytes Read more…

Kim Do and Andrea Volterra new members of the SAMS


The Senate of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) appointed Kim Do and Andrea Volterra, project leaders at the NCCR-Synapsy, as individual members of the Academy. Kim Do is associate professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of Read more…