NCCR SYNAPSY

2010 series

Home institutions: University of Geneva, EPFL, University of Lausanne

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "SYNAPSY – Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases" aims to discover the neurobiological mechanisms of mental and cognitive disorders, since one of the major challenges in psychiatry is to achieve a better understanding of how these illnesses originate.

It is hoped that this research will lead to the development of improved diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches. The NCCR "SYNAPSY" focuses on the interface between preclinical research and clinical development, combining neuroscience with psychiatry. This research focus will help train a new generation of psychiatrists with both high clinical expertise and a sound knowledge of the basic neurobiological aspects of mental functions and dysfunctions.

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