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Name Institution Research Topic
Aebischer, Patrick EPFL-BMI Modelling and treatment of human neurodegenerative diseases in rodents
Ansermet, François HUG  
Arsenijevic, Yvan Hop. Ophtalmique  
Bader, Michel CHUV  
Bagni, Claudia UNIL-DNF Fragile X Syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia
Barisnikov, Koviljka UNIGE-FAPSE Study of cognitive and socio-emotional abilities in neuro-developmental disorders
Barral, Jerôme UNIL Development and control of motor functions
Barrouillet, Pierre UNIGE-FAPSE Cognitive processes involved in reasoning, mathematics, working memory and executive functions
Bavelier, Daphne UNIGE-FAPSE Multidisciplinary approach (behavior, brain imaging, eye tracking, vital statistics) to study how individuals learn and adapt to changes in experience, whether induced by nature (deafness) or training (playing video games)
Bellone, Camilla UNIGE-CMU Reward circuit dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders
Benninger, David CHUV Clinical neurophysiology and non-invasive brain stimulation
Benton, Richard UNIL-CIG Chemosensory perception and evolution in insects
Berney, Alexandre CHUV  
Berna Renella, Chantal CHUV Pain mechanisms in humans; brain imaging
Bernheim, Laurent UNIGE-CMU Study of skeletal muscle regeneration
Bertschy, Gilles HUG Therapeutic of anxiety and mood disorders
Bezzi, Paola UNIL-DNF Imaging regulated secretion processes in the brain
Bijlenga, Philippe HUG Cerebral ischemia
Blanke, Olaf EPFL-BMI Functional and neural mechanisms of body perception, corporeal awareness, and self consciousness
Bloch, Jocelyne CHUV Neurosurgery; Neuroprosthetics
Born, Sabine UNIGE-FPSE Interrelation between attention, eye movements and visual perception
Boutrel, Benjamin CHUV-CNP Neurobiology of Addiction, Stress and Craving
Bovet, Pierre CHUV  
Braissant, Olivier CHUV Alteration of CNS development due to inborn errors of metabolism
Braschler, Thomas UNIGE-CMU Regenerative cell therapy in the brain for stroke and Parkinson’s disease, Soft tissue reconstruction
Brandner, Catherine UNIL-IP Sex differences / Visuospatial cognition
Broillet, Marie-Christine UNIL-DPT Cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels / Olfaction.
Capogrosso, Marco UNIFR Neural control of movement with focus on translational applications to motor disorders
Cardinaux, Jean-René CHUV-CNP Addiction: molecular mechanisms of plasticity
Carleton, Alan UNIGE-CMU Sensory Perception and Plasticity
Chanal, Julien UNIGE-FAPSE Self-determination theory
Chatton, Jean-Yves UNIL-DNF/DP Imaging the neuron-glia metabolic interplay
Clarke, Stephanie CHUV-Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation  
Corradi-Dell'Acqua, Corrado UNIGE-FPSE Body and pain perception  
Courtine, Gregoire EPFL-BMI Neurorehabilitation and Neuroregeneration




Name Institution Research Topic
Dayer, Alexandre UNIGE-CMU Study of basic neuro-developmental processes such as cortical migration and early dendritic development and their implication in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders
Decosterd, Isabelle CHUV-Anesthesiology / UNIL-DNF Mechanisms of pain
Debbané, Martin UNIGE-FAPSE Psychiatric Neuroscience; Development
De Lucia, Marzia CHUV Brain function in coma
De Ribaupierre, Anik UNIGE-FAPSE Study of cognitive development, variability and neurofunctional changes across the lifespan
Despland, Jean-Nicolas CHUV  
Desvergne, Béatrice UNIL-CIG cellular differentiation
Do, Kim Q. CHUV-CNP Translational research in schizophrenia
Draganski, Bogdan CHUV-Neurology Anatomical characterization of cortical and subcortical structures
Du Pasquier, Renaud CHUV  
Eap, Chin-Bin CHUV-CNP Clinical biochemistry and psychopharmacology
Eliez, Stephan UNIGE & OMP Study of neurogenetic syndromes and psychiatric disorders in children and adolescent
Fasshauer, Dirk UNIL-DNF Structural and evolutionary studies on the vesicle fusion machinery
Franck, Julie UNIGE-FAPSE Psycholinguistics, Language development and cognition
Franken, Paul UNIL-CIG Sleep and energy homeostasis, circadian clock genes, QTL analysis, genetics of EEG activity
Gamma, Franziska CHUV  
Gasche, Yvan HUG Molecular mechanisms of blood-brain barrier disruption and neuronal degeneration in cerebral ischemia
Gatfield, David UNIL-CIG Circadian clocks, miRNAs, translation, RNA binding proteins, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, metabolism
Gerstner, Wulfram EPFL-BMI Models of spiking neurons and spike-timing dependent plasticity / Neuronal coding in single neurons and populations / Role of spatial representation for navigation of rat-like autonomous agents
Ginovart, Nathalie UNIGE-HUG PET; vulnerabilty to addiction
Giraud, Anne-Lise UNIGE-CMU Neural bases of speech processing. Electrophysiology and computational modeling
Graeff, Johannes EPFL-BMI Long-term memories and their loss in neurodegeneration. Recovery from traumatic memories
Grandjean, Didier UNIGE-FAPSE Neuroscience of Emotion and Affective Dynamics
Gruetter, Rolf EPFL-CIBM Bio-medical Imaging / In vivo neurochemistry and hypoglycemia
Halfon, Olivier CHUV  
Herzog, Michael EPFL-BMI Basic mechanisms of visual processing in human observers
Hirt, Lorenz CHUV / UNIL-DNF Experimental stroke and neuroprotection
Holtmaat, Anthony UNIGE-CMU Structural synaptic plasticity
Hornung, Jean-Pierre UNIL-DNF Serotonin, hippocampus and anxiety: genetic and epigenetic developmental regulation
Horsch, Antje UNIL-IUFRS & CHUV Perinatal psychology (stress and trauma)
Huber, Daniel UNIGE-CMU Neural circuits and behavior
Hummel, Friedhelm EPFL & UNIGE Neuroplasticity, neuronal control of sensorimotor function, motor learning, healthy aging
Hüppi, Petra HUG Child Development Disorders: Study of normal and abnormal brain development in high risk neonates with neuro-imaging




Name Institution Research Topic
Ibañez, Vicente HUG Brain imaging of neuropsychiatric disorders: functional cognitive processing, glucose metabolism, dopaminergic transmission and molecular binding in Alzheimer disease and schizophrenia
Ionta, Silvio Hopt. Ophtalmique Study of causal link between (dysfunctional) neural activity and (distorted) behavioral phenotypes
Jabaudon, Denis UNIGE-CMU Molecular controls over the development and plasticity of cerebral cortical maps
Jolivet, Renaud UNIGE-Sciences Brain energy consumption and imaging
Kaiser, Stefan HUG Negative symptoms of schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders
Karege, Félicien HUG Cell Signalling and Psychiatric Disorders
Kasas, Sandor UNIL-DNF Touching the molecules of life
Kellenberger, Stephan UNIL-DPT Function and structure-function relationship of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs)
Kerzel, Dirk UNIGE-FAPSE Cognitive Psychology: How attention and perceptual factors interact in the visual guidance of eye and hand movements
Kherif, Ferath CHUV-Neurology Study of inter-subject variation to understand the neural basis of cognitive processes in normal and abnormal populations
Kiss, Jozsef UNIGE-CMU Neuromorphology: A Neural stem/progenitor cell based approach for brain repair
Knobloch, Marlen UNIL-Dep. Physiology Impact of ageing and disease on metabolic regulation of stem cells and adult neurogenesis
Knott, Graham EPFL-CIME Electron microscopy
Kostic, Corinne Hop. Ophtalmique Retinal disorders
Kuntzer, Thierry CHUV Neurology: muscle and peripheral nerve disorders
Labouvie-Vief, Gisela UNIGE-FAPSE Social-emotional Development: Study of the variations occurring during the life span in neural networks involved in emotional regulation and social information processing using functional neuroimaging techniques (EEG and fMRI).
Lacroix, Silvan HUG Rhinology and Olfactology: Clinical investigations of chemical senses disorders (olfaction, taste and trigeminal sense) and psychophysical and objective (evoked potentials) testing of these modalities.
Lalive, Patrice HUG Neuroimmunology
Lamy, Christophe UNIGE Neural circuits of behavior, Neurometabolic interactions
Landis, Basile HUG Rhinology and Olfactology: Clinical investigations of chemical senses disorders (olfaction, taste and trigeminal sense) and psychophysical and objective (evoked potentials) testing of these modalities.
Landis, Theodor HUG Neurology: Study of neurological disorders
Lashuel, Hilal EPFL-BMI Molecular Neurobiology and Functional Neuroproteomics: structural basis of amyloid-associated toxicity in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's disease.
Lavenex, Pierre UNIL-IP Brain and cognitive development - Neurobiological basis of learning and memory across the lifespan - Neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders
Leuba, Geneviève CHUV-CNP Brain aging and Alzheimer's disease
Levivier, Marc CHUV-Neurochirurgie  
Lüscher, Christian UNIGE-CMU Addiction and Dopamine System: Study of phenomena of synaptic transmission and plasticity in the ventral tegmental area to elucidate mechanims underlying addiction.
Lüthi, Anita UNIL-DNF physiology of sleep and cognitive functions



Name Institution Research Topic
Maeder, Philippe CHUV  
Magara, Fulvio CHUV-CNP Neurobiology of mood and perinatal stress
Magistretti, Pierre EPFL-BMI Cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain energy metabolism
Mameli, Manuel UNIL-DNF Behavioral adaptations following synaptic modifications in discrete neuronal circuit
Markram, Henry EPFL-BMI Structure, function and plasticity of the microcircuitry of the neocortex
Marquet, Pierre EPFL-BMI Neuroenergetics and Cellular Dynamics
Martin, Jean Luc CHUV-CNP / UNIL-DP Neuronal Development and Depression
Matter, Jean-Marc UNIGE-Sciences Neurogenesis: Cell cycle progression and neuronal determination
Matusz, Paul CHUV Cognitive development; Understand and improve people’s functioning in real-world environments
Maurer, Roland UNIGE-FAPSE Human Spatial Orientation
Meuli, Reto CHUV  
Micali, Nadia UNIGE-HUG Psychiatric Neuroscience; Development; Eating Disorders
Michel, Christoph UNIGE-CMU Functional Brain Mapping: Dynamic Electric Neuroimaging of large-scale cerebral neuronal networks in the healthy and pathological human brain
Michel, Patrik CHUV Neuroplasticity; Stroke
Millet, Philippe HUG PET and SPECT Quantification: Quantification of PET ligand-binder interactions
Mohr, Christine UNIL-IP Experimental Study of Behavior
Moore, Darren EPFL-BMI Molecular pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease (PD)
Mühlethaler, Michel UNIGE-CMU Sleep Networks: Neural networks involved in sleep and wakefulness
Murray, Micah CHUV-Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Radiology Multisensory interactions
Nagoshi, Emi UNIGE-Sciences III Behavioral neuroscience and neurodegeneration. Circadian rhythms. Parkinson's disease. Drosophila & mammals.
Neukomm, Lukas DNF-UNIL Molecular mechanisms of axon survival and degeneration
Oddo, Mauro CHUV Neuroreanimation; Cerebral metabolism in brain-lesioned patients
Paolicelli, Rosa Chiara UNIL-DP Microglia; brain development
Novy, Jan CHUV Epilepsy treatment, markers for treatment responses
Pelizzone, Marco HUG Cochlear and Retinal Implants
Pellerin, Luc UNIL-DP Neuroenergetics
Pérez Fornos, Angélica CHUV Vestibular neuroprostetics
Petersen, Carl EPFL-BMI Synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception and associative learning
Plomp, Gijs UNIFR Perceptual networks in vision
Popp, Julius CHUV-SUPAA Neuropsychiatry, neurodegeneration, biomarkers, neurocognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, neuroimmunology
Pouget, Alexandre UNIGE-CMU Neural basis of probabilistic inference
Preisig, Martin CHUV  
Preuschoff, Kerstin UNIGE Decision making under uncertainty, in the context of financial economics
Prior, John CHUV  
Ptak, Radek HUG-Beau-Séjour Spatial Attention, Perception and Action
Pun, Thierry UNIGE-Sciences Computer Vision and Multimedia: interested in multimodal interaction, affective computing, brain-computer interaction, emotions analysis
Puyal, Julien UNIL-DNF Neuroprotection against neonatal stroke and asphyxia
Raggenbass, Mario UNIGE-CMU Neuropeptide and Neurotransmitter physiology: Modulation of motoneuron activity by the neuropeptide vasopressin: cellular electrophysiological studies.
Rainer, Gregor UNIFR Cognitive functions in the tree shrew and primate visual system, with particular focus on short-term memory, attention and visual learning and the impact of neuromodulation on these processes
Rasch, Bjorn UNIFR Role of sleep for cognitive and affective brain functions
Riederer, Beat Michel CHUV-CNP Proteomics in psychiatric diseases and clinically applied anatomy
Rodriguez, Ivan UNIGE-Sciences Developmental and Molecular Biology of Sensory Systems
Rossetti, Andrea CHUV-Neurology Status epilepticus. Outcome prognostication after cerebral anoxia
Rouiller, Eric UNIFR  
Rudrauf, David UNIGE Multimodal modeling of emotion and feelings




Name Institution Research Topic
Samson, Andrea CISA-Campus Biotech Emotion reactivity and regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder and typical development, affective processes with a particular focus on positive emotions (humor), fMRI
Sander, David UNIGE-FPSE Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion: Investigation of cognitive mechanisms involved in the processing of self-relevant stimuli, and how these processes elicit emotions and modulate attention and memory.
Sandi, Carmen EPFL-BMI Stress and cognitive function
Savioz, Armand HUG Neocortical vulnerability, compensatory mechanisms and cerebral reserve in aging and Alzheimer's disease
Schaer, Marie UNIGE & OMP Autism
Schaller, Karl HUG Mechanisms of cerebral ischemia and pathophysiology of cerebral blood flow
Schechter, Daniel HUG Early Childhood Stress project
Scherer, Klaus UNIGE-FPSE Emotion: Theoretical development and empirical research in the affective sciences, investigating in particular the different components of the emotion process.
Schluep, Myriam CHUV-Neurology Dissecting the decisional process in patients with multiple sclerosis: Congitive, emotional and anatomical aspects.
Schneggenburger, Ralf EPFL-BMI Presynaptic mechanisms underlying short-term plasticity
Schnider, Armin HUG Cognitive Neurorehabilitation: Amnesia and Confabulation: Mechanisms and Rehabilitation.
Schwartz, Sophie UNIGE-CMU Sleep and Cognition Neuroimaging
Seeck, Margitta HUG EEG and Epilepsy
Senn, Pascal HUG Inner ear biology; Therapeutic approaches in deafness
Serino, Andrea CHUV Multisensory mechanisms of underlying the representation of Peripersonal Space (PPS)
Simmler, Linda UNIGE-CMU Mechanism-based reversal of pathological synaptic plasticity in OCD as strategy for Pharmacological treatment
Spierer, Lucas UNIFR Clinical and functional neuroimaging investigations of learning-induced cortical plasticity
Stoop, Ron CHUV-CNP Neurobiology of anxiety: role of the amygdala
Suter, Marc CHUV Neuropathy; Chronic Pain
Tafti, Mehdi UNIL-DP Genetic basis of sleep
Tenenbaum, Liliane CHUV Gene transfer for cellular and gene therapy of Parkinson's disease
Telley, Ludovic UNIL-DNF Cerebellum; Motor functions
Thevenot, Catherine UNIL-IP Development of numerical abilities; Dyscalculia
Toni, Nicolas CHUV-CNP Synaptic integration of new neurons in the adult hippocampus
Truttmann, Anita UNIL-DNF Neuroprotection against neonatal stroke and asphyxia
Ugazio, Giuseppe UNIGE-GSEM Social behavior; Decision-making; Moral values
Van Der Linden, Martial UNIGE-FPSE Psychopathology and Cognitive Neuropsychology: Theoretical development and empirical research in the field of cognitive psychopathology and neuropsychology
Van De Ville, Dimitri EPFL & UNIGE Signal and image processing; Brain network dynamics
Volterra, Andrea UNIL-DNF Glia, an active synaptic partner : from physiology to neurodegeneration
Von Gunten, Armin CHUV  
Vuilleumier, Patrik UNIGE-CMU Behavioral Neurology and Imaging of Cognition: Combining functional brain imaging and neuropsychology to study cognitive functions, perception, and emotion, in healthy and brain-lesioned people
Vutskits, Laszlo HUG Neuroscience-oriented Anesthesia: Investigating the effects of anesthetics on the developing central nervous system.
Walter-Barakat, Ibtissam UNIL-DNF Study of peripheral nerve regeneration
Zaidi, Habib HUG PET Instrumentation and Neurosciences: Novel instrumentation technologies development, improvement of image reconstruction techniques, modeling/simulation tools and quantitative analysis strategies for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) images
Zesiger, Pascal UNIGE-FPSE Processing, acquisition and disorders of language : Early lexical acquisition in infants and toddlers, role of phonology and phonological working memory in lexical and grammatical acquisition in 4-5 year-olds, acquisition of lexical and grammatical spelling in school-aged children.
Zurich, Marie-Gabrielle UNIL-DP Cellular pathways of environmental adverse effects
Zurn, Anne CHUV  



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