The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories

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Neuroscientists at EPFL have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience. The study is published in Science. Memories of traumatic experiences can lead to mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress Read more…

Mental Health Science Award to Dr. Johannes Gräff

Johannes Gräff MQ award

Mental Heath Science was very proud to announce the winners of their 2015 Fellows Awards. This is the third year of the MQ’s annual Fellows Award programme, which supports the next generation of research leaders across scientific disciplines and countries. Read more…

Jan Cabungcal awarded by SSBP Young Investigator

Jan Cabungcal SSBP award

The Young Investigator Award 2015 of the Swiss Society of Biological Psychiatry has been awarded to Jan Cabungcal. Dr. Jan Cabungcal, member of Prof. Kim Do team has been rewarded by the SSBP Young Investigator Award 2015. He received the Read more…

A novel pathway between stress and cognition

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A team of neuroscientists from EPFL, MIT and Stanford uncovered a new stress-related mechanism involved in memory deterioration. In ever faster moving societies, an increasing number of people is becoming affected by the short- and long-term consequences of chronic stress. Read more…

Profs. Bellone and Gräff are part of the first FENS-Kavli Scholars (2014-2018)


The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Kavli Foundation have selected 20 young European neuroscience researchers for the excellence of their research. NCCR-Synapsy is very proud to announce that Professors Camilla Bellone and Johannes Gräff are among the Read more…

An innovative way to reduce traumatic memories

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In a recent meta-analysis, Johannes Gräff (lab), project leader at NCCR-Synapsy and at the Brain Mind Institute (EPFL) and Li-Huei Tsai from the MIT review the existing literature about long-term traumatic memories. They find that these memories are extremely resistant Read more…