Unit of Pharmacogenetics and Clinical Psychopharmacology (UPPC)


Consultation de psychopharmacologie clinique (réservée aux professionnels de la santé) : 021 314 2707
Lundi à vendredi de 9-12h et 13-17h

Renseignements techniques concernant les dosages de médicaments psychotropes : 021 314 2264


The Unit of Pharmacogenetics and Clinical Psychopharmacology (UPPC) is involved in three principal fields of activity :

1) Basic and clinical research in the field of clinical psychopharmacology (metabolism and mechanisms of action of psychotropic drugs; relationship between drug plasma levels and clinical efficacy or adverse events) and in the field of pharmacogenetics (influence of genetic factors on the interindividual variability of the therapeutic response and adverse events induced by drugs). In particular, an important study is presently underway on the clinical and genetic risk factors for drug-induced metabolic syndrome in psychiatry;  

2) Medico-technical services in the field of plasma quantification of psychotropic drugs and clinical interpretation (Therapeutic Drug Monitoring), urine screening for drugs of abuse;  

3) Medico-technical services in the field of molecular biology related to pharmacogenetics (cytochromes P450).  

Other activities :

  • Coordination within the Department of Psychiatry of the Lausanne University Hospital, of activities in the field of clinical psychopharmacology and pharmacogenetics (multi-center and multi-field research studies). Collaboration in particular with SUPAA (psychiatry of advanced age), SUPEA (child and adolescent psychiatry), and PGE (general psychiatry).
  • Pharmacovigilance program (security of drugs used in psychiatry).
  • Seminars in clinical psychopharmacology and help to prescription for MDs in the different services of the Department of Psychiatry and in private practice.
  • Pre-grade and post-grade lecture and teaching to university students (physicians, biologists and pharmacists), laboratory assistants as well as medical laboratory assistants (ESSanté) .
  • Supervision of theses for PhD, MD-PhD and MD degree students.

UPPC Seminars

  • Psychopharmacology seminars: approximately twice a year on Thursdays at 7pm on the Cery site.
    Next dates: June 1st 2023 - program and November 2nd 2023 - program
    Registration by e-mail to labo.uppc[at]chuv.ch
  • Continuing education evening in partnership with the GVPPEA: April 27, 2023 - program
  • Journal Club and pharmacovigilance cases: once or twice a month on Thursday at 12:15 pm, Psychiatric Neuroscience Center, 3rd floor meeting room. Contact us for the program at labo.uppc[at]chuv.ch
  • Intervision and Psychopharmacological Consultation: (for established physicians)
    These intervisions are organized and led by Prof. Martin Preisig (Chief physician at the Department of Psychiatry) and Prof. Chin Eap (Head of the Unit of Pharmacogenetics and Clinical Psychopharmacology) - Programme - Access plan

APPENDICES: Clinical Psychopharmacology






Unit of Pharmacogenetics and Clinical Psychopharmacology (UPPC)
Centre de neurosciences psychiatriques
Route de Cery 11 B
CH - 1008 Prilly-Lausanne
Fax +41 21 314 2444
Madame Anouk Creux
Psychotropic drug analyses of plasmas
Marlyse Brawand
Tel. +41 21 314 2264

Semi-quantitative drug screening of urines
Anne-Catherine Aubert
Tel. +41 21 314 1902

Molecular biology
Murielle Brocard
Tel. +41 21 314 2264
 Last updated on 14/03/2023 at 14:20