Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences : our new building
Dr Luis Alameda, Clinical Head at the General Psychiatry Service and Researcher at the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, currently on a scientific stay at King's College London, received one of the research prizes 2019 of the European Psychiatric Association. The winning article in the category Biological correlates and treatments of mental disorders is entitled Redox Dysregulation as a Link between Childhood Trauma and Psychopathological and Neurocognitive Profile in Early Psychosis Patients,, and was published in November 2018 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS). The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr Margot Fournier and Dr Ines Khadimallah, neurobiologists at the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience.
The Prof. Kim Do Cuénod, Head of the Centre for Psychiatric Neuroscience (CPN), is the 2017-2018 SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award recipient in recognition of her outstanding contribution to schizophrenia research.
Mr. Frédéric Cassé - Nicolas Toni Research Group - received a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant 2018 from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for his project entitled "Peptides Released by Astrocytes Regulate Adult Neurogenesis and Depression".
Cyril Marthe received the award from the SGAHE (The Swiss Society for Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology). His master's degree in medicine is entitled "Historical work on the 20th century anatomy boards of the Faculty of Medicine of Lausanne, and enhancement of the collection for current teaching", directors of the work: Beat Riederer and Vincent Barras.
Mrs Amandine Rindlisbacher was awarded the 2018 Special Biology Laboratory Technician Prize offered by the University of Lausanne for obtaining the best mark in practice during the final examinations.
The Swiss National Science Foundation has decided to award an end of thesis fellowship to our colleague and doctoral student Mr. Kshitij Jadhav, from the Laboratory on the Neurobiology of Eating and Addictive Disorders (Dr. Benjamin Boutrel) at the Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences. This grant will finance a project entitled "Adolescent stress and hypofrontality: Towards a rodent model of ADHD" that Kshitij will carry out at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA, Baltimore, USA) from September 2018, in the laboratory of Drs Carl Lupica and Antonello Bonci.