NCCR-Synapsy

The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

Portraits

Synapsy model imitated worldwide

Synapsy model imitated worldwide

The translational graduate program at the International Max-Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry – which is similar to Synapsy’s – is used to teach physicians and researchers. Two PhD students...
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Using genetics and sharing to study autism

Using genetics and sharing to study autism

French researcher Thomas Bourgeron is a pioneer in genetic research on autism. The professor was also our guest at the last Neurobiology of Mental Health conference. In this article, he...
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What will the psychiatry of tomorrow look like?

What will the psychiatry of tomorrow look like?

A female student in medicine at the University of Geneva (who is keen to remain anonymous) dreams of a career in psychiatry. To achieve her goals, she is soaking up...
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Kerstin Von Plessen – Treatments Based on Self-Regulation

Kerstin Von Plessen – Treatments Based on Self-Regulation

Kerstin von Plessen studies early biomarkers and potential resilience pathways for treating neurodevelopmental illnesses - areas that require a translational approach. As well as being a full professor in the...
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Empowerment: Three Questions for Bita Moghaddam

Empowerment: Three Questions for Bita Moghaddam

Bita Moghaddam is a full professor at Oregon Health and Science University where she holds the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. In the past 26 years, she focused...
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Nathalie Ginovart – Translational Research Using Neuroimaging

Nathalie Ginovart – Translational Research Using Neuroimaging

Nathalie Ginovart uses neuroimaging as a research tool to investigate mental disorders and as a way of bringing the clinical and fundamental worlds closer together. Nathalie Ginovart started by studying...
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Budding Clinical-Scientists

Budding Clinical-Scientists

Vincienne Naef, Grace Kurian and Marc-Aurèle Adler Vincienne Naef, Grace Kurian and Marc-Aurèle Adler are third and fourth year medical students at the University of Geneva. All three attended the...
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Portrait : Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz

Portrait : Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz

Professor Ghislaine Dahaene-Lambertz during Synapsy’s Conference Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz was destined to become a pediatrician in a regional medical office, but her curiosity –together with a series of chance meetings– led...
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Philippe Conus : “The unexpected plays a part in jazz as it does in psychiatry”

Philippe Conus : “The unexpected plays a part in jazz as it does in psychiatry”

As he receives the Alphen Award for his global clinical approach, Philippe Conus tells Synapsy about the rich and novel path that led him to psychiatry. Between music and psychiatry...
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Kim Do : “Knowledge frees mental illness from stigma”

Kim Do : “Knowledge frees mental illness from stigma”

Kim Do receiving the 2018 SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award, and Professor René Kahn. Kim Do has devoted most of her career to understanding the origins, effects and potential opportunities...
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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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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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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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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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PORTRAITS

PORTRAITS

(Alphabetically)

Luis Alameda portrait

Luis Alameda

Interview, April 2017 (pdf)

Gilles Allenbach portrait

Gilles Allenbach

Interview, March 2017 (pdf)

Philipp Baumann portrait

Philipp Baumann

Interview, December 2011 (pdf)

Camilla Bellone portrait

Camilla Bellone

Portrait/Interview, February 2016 (pdf)

AurelieBochet

Aurélie Bochet

Interview, November 2018 (pdf)

Philippe-Conus

Philippe Conus

Portrait/Interview, July 2017 (news 7724)

Sammia Habbas portrait

Samia Habbas

Blitz-Interview, March 2014 (pdf)

Paul Klauser portrait

Paul Klauser

Interview, December 2015 (pdf)

Jean-Francois Knebel portrait

Jean-François Knebel

Blitz-Interview, May 2014 (pdf)

Thomas Marissal portrait

Thomas Marissal

Interview, November 2017 (news 5259)

Aude Chenu-Molinard portrait

Aude Molinard-Chenu

Portrait, December 2016 (pdf)

Aline Monin portrait

Aline Monin

Blitz-Interview, September 2014 (pdf)

Dominik Moser portrait

Dominique Moser

Blitz-Interview, February 2015 (pdf)

maria padula portrait

Maria Padula

Interview November 2017 (news 5249)

Camille_Piguet

Camille Piguet

Portrait, September 2013 (pdf)

ToniaRihs

Tonia Rihs

Portrait, November 2018 (pdf)

Roy Salomon portrait

Roy Salomon

Blitz-Interview, January 2014 (pdf)

Marie Schaer portrait

Marie Schaer

Interview, March 2011 (pdf)

HolgerSperdin

Holger Sperdin

Interview, November 2018 (pdf)