By Research Domain

Autonomic, Limbic, Neuroendocrine or Other Systems | Behaviour, Cognition, Neuroimaging | Clinical Neuroscience | Computational Neuroscience | Brain Development | Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience | Neurological or Psychiatric Conditions | Neuron-glia interactions | Sensory and Motor Systems | Other

Autonomic, Limbic, Neuroendocrine or Other Systems

Name Institution Research Topic
Lamy, Christophe UNIGE Neural circuits of behavior, Neurometabolic interactions
Stoop, Ron CHUV-CNP Neurobiology of anxiety: role of the amygdala


Behaviour, Cognition, Neuroimaging

Name Institution Research Topic
Barral, Jerôme UNIL Development and control of motor functions
Barisnikov, Koviljka UNIGE-FAPSE Study of cognitive and socio-emotional abilities in neuro-developmental disorders
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)
Blanke, Olaf EPFL-BMI Functional and neural mechanisms of body perception, corporeal awareness, and self consciousness
Boutrel, Benjamin CHUV-CNP Neurobiology of Addiction, Stress and Craving
Chanal, Julien UNIGE-FAPSE Self-determination theory
Clarke, Stephanie CHUV-Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation  
Corradi-Dell'Acqua, Corrado UNIGE-FPSE Body and pain perception  
Debbané, Martin UNIGE-FAPSE Psychiatric Neuroscience; Development
De Ribaupierre, Anik UNIGE-FAPSE Study of cognitive development, variability and neurofunctional changes across the lifespan
Draganski, Bogdan CHUV-Neurology Anatomical characterization of cortical and subcortical structures
Eliez, Stephan UNIGE & OMP Study of neurogenetic syndromes and psychiatric disorders in children and adolescent
Franck, Julie UNIGE-FAPSE Psycholinguistics, Language development and cognition
Ginovart, Nathalie UNIGE-HUG PET; vulnerabilty to addiction
Grandjean, Didier UNIGE-FAPSE Neuroscience of Emotion and Affective Dynamics
Herzog, Michael EPFL-BMI Basic mechanisms of visual processing in human observers
Ibañez, Vicente HUG Brain imaging of neuropsychiatric disorders: functional cognitive processing, glucose metabolism, dopaminergic transmission and molecular binding in Alzheimer disease and schizophrenia
Jolivet, Renaud UNIGE-Sciences Brain energy consumption and imaging
Kaiser, Stefan HUG Negative symptoms of schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders
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
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).
Lavenex, Pierre UNIL-IP Brain and cognitive development - Neurobiological basis of learning and memory across the lifespan - Neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders
Maeder, Philippe CHUV  
Magara, Fulvio CHUV-CNP Neurobiology of mood and perinatal stress
Matusz, Paul CHUV Cognitive development; Understand and improve people’s functioning in real-world environments
Meuli, Reto CHUV  
Michel, Christoph UNIGE-CMU Functional Brain Mapping: Dynamic Electric Neuroimaging of large-scale cerebral neuronal networks in the healthy and pathological human brain
Millet, Philippe HUG PET and SPECT Quantification: Quantification of PET ligand-binder interactions
Mohr, Christine UNIL-IP Experimental Study of Behavior
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
Plomp, Gijs UNIFR Perceptual networks in vision
Preuschoff, Kerstin UNIGE Decision making under uncertainty, in the context of financial economics
Ptak, Radek HUG-Beau-Séjour Spatial Attention, Perception and Action
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
Rudrauf, David UNIGE Multimodal modeling of emotion and feelings
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-FAPSE 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
Scherer, Klaus UNIGE-FAPSE Emotion: Theoretical development and empirical research in the affective sciences, investigating in particular the different components of the emotion process.
Schnider, Armin HUG Cognitive Neurorehabilitation: Amnesia and Confabulation: Mechanisms and Rehabilitation.
Schwartz, Sophie UNIGE-CMU Sleep and Cognition Neuroimaging
Serino, Andrea CHUV Multisensory mechanisms of underlying the representation of Peripersonal Space (PPS)
Spierer, Lucas UNIFR Clinical and functional neuroimaging investigations of learning-induced cortical plasticity
Thevenot, Catherine UNIL-IP Development of numerical abilities; Dyscalculia
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
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
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-FAPSE 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.



Clinical Neuroscience

Name Institution Research Topic
Benninger, David CHUV Clinical neurophysiology and non-invasive brain stimulation
Berna Renella, Chantal CHUV Pain mechanisms in humans; brain imaging
Berney, Alexandre CHUV  
Bloch, Jocelyne CHUV Neurosurgery; Neuroprosthetics
Bovet, Pierre CHUV  
Braissant, Olivier CHUV Alteration of CNS development due to inborn errors of metabolism
Brandner, Catherine UNIL-IP Sex differences / Visuospatial cognition
De Lucia, Marzia CHUV Brain function in coma
Despland, Jean-Nicolas CHUV  
Draganski, Bogdan CHUV-Neurology Anatomical characterization of cortical and subcortical structures
Eliez, Stephan UNIGE & OMP Study of neurogenetic syndromes and psychiatric disorders in children and adolescent
Gamma, Franziska CHUV  
Halfon, Olivier CHUV  
Hirt, Lorenz CHUV / UNIL-DNF Experimental stroke and neuroprotection
Horsch, Antje UNIL-IUFRS & CHUV Perinatal psychology (stress and trauma)
Hummel, Friedhelm EPFL & UNIGE Neuroplasticity, neuronal control of sensorimotor function, motor learning, healthy aging
Karege, Félicien HUG Cell Signalling and Psychiatric Disorders
Kuntzer, Thierry CHUV CNeurology: muscle and peripheral nerve disorders
Michel, Patrik CHUV Neuroplasticity; Stroke
Novy, Jan CHUV Epilepsy treatment, markers for treatment responses
Oddo, Mauro CHUV Neuroreanimation; Cerebral metabolism in brain-lesioned patients
Pérez Fornos, Angélica CHUV Vestibular neuroprostetics
Preisig, Martin CHUV  
Rossetti, Andrea CHUV-Neurology Status epilepticus. Outcome prognostication after cerebral anoxia
Schaller, Karl HUG Mechanisms of cerebral ischemia and pathophysiology of cerebral blood flow
Senn, Pascal HUG Inner ear biology; Therapeutic approaches in deafness
Schluep, Myriam CHUV-Neurology Dissecting the decisional process in patients with multiple sclerosis: Congitive, emotional and anatomical aspects.
Suter, Marc CHUV Neuropathy; Chronic Pain
Von Gunten, Armin CHUV  



Computational Neuroscience

Name Institution Research Topic
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
Giraud, Anne-Lise UNIGE-CMU Neural bases of speech processing. Electrophysiology and computational modeling
Pouget, Alexandre UNIGE-CMU Neural basis of probabilistic inference
Pun, Thierry UNIGE-Sciences Computer Vision and Multimedia: interested in multimodal interaction, affective computing, brain-computer interaction, emotions analysis


Brain Development

Name Institution Research Topic
Bellone, Camilla UNIGE-CMU Reward circuit dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders
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
Hornung, Jean-Pierre UNIL-DNF Serotonin, hippocampus and anxiety: genetic and epigenetic developmental regulation
Hüppi, Petra HUG Child Development Disorders: Study of normal and abnormal brain development in high risk neonates with neuro-imaging
Jabaudon, Denis UNIGE-CMU Molecular controls over the development and plasticity of cerebral cortical maps
Martin, Jean Luc CHUV-CNP / UNIL-DP Neuronal Development and Depression
Micali, Nadia UNIGE-HUG Psychiatric Neuroscience; Development; Eating Disorders


Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Name Institution Research Topic
Arsenijevic, Yvan CHUV  
Bagni, Claudia UNIL-DNF Fragile X Syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia
Benton, Richard UNIL-CIG Chemosensory perception and evolution in insects
Bernheim, Laurent UNIGE-CMU Study of skeletal muscle regeneration
Bezzi, Paola UNIL-DNF Imaging regulated secretion processes in the brain
Bijlenga, Philippe HUG Cerebral ischemia
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
Broillet, Marie-Christine UNIL-DPT Cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels / Olfaction.
Cardinaux, Jean-René CHUV-CNP Addiction: molecular mechanisms of plasticity
Desvergne, Béatrice UNIL-CIG cellular differentiation
Eap, Chin-Bin CHUV-CNP Clinical biochemistry and psychopharmacology
Fasshauer, Dirk UNIL-DNF Structural and evolutionary studies on the vesicle fusion machinery
Franken, Paul UNIL-CIG Sleep and energy homeostasis, circadian clock genes, QTL analysis, genetics of EEG activity
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
Gruetter, Rolf EPFL-CIBM Bio-medical Imaging / In vivo neurochemistry and hypoglycemia
Holtmaat, Anthony UNIGE-CMU Structural synaptic plasticity
Kasas, Sandor UNIL-DNF Touching the molecules of life
Kellenberger, Stephan UNIL-DPT Function and structure-function relationship of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs)
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
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.
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
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
Matter, Jean-Marc UNIGE-Sciences Neurogenesis: Cell cycle progression and neuronal determination
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
Paolicelli, Rosa Chiara UNIL-DP Microglia; brain development
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.
Schneggenburger, Ralf EPFL-BMI Presynaptic mechanisms underlying short-term plasticity
Simmler, Linda UNIGE-CMU Mechanism-based reversal of pathological synaptic plasticity in OCD as strategy for Pharmacological treatment
Tafti, Mehdi UNIL-DP Genetic basis of sleep
Telley, Ludovic UNIL-DNF Cerebellum; Motor functions
Tenenbaum, Liliane CHUV Gene transfer for cellular and gene therapy of Parkinson's disease
Toni, Nicolas CHUV-CNP Synaptic integration of new neurons in the adult hippocampus
Truttmann, Anita UNIL-DNF Neuroprotection against neonatal stroke and asphyxia
Tschudi-Monnet, Florianne UNIL-DP Neuroinflammation
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
Zurich, Marie-Gabrielle UNIL-DP Cellular pathways of environmental adverse effects
Zurn, Anne CHUV  



Neurological or Psychiatric Conditions

Name Institution Research Topic
Aebischer, Patrick EPFL-BMI Modelling and treatment of human neurodegenerative diseases in rodents
Ansermet, François HUG  
Bader, Michel CHUV  
Bertschy, Gilles HUG Therapeutic of anxiety and mood disorders
Do, Kim Q. CHUV-CNP Translational research in schizophrenia
Graeff, Johannes EPFL-BMI Long-term memories and their loss in neurodegeneration. Recovery from traumatic memories
Landis, Theodor HUG Neurology: Study of neurological disorders
Leuba, Geneviève CHUV-CNP Brain aging and Alzheimer's disease
Popp, Julius CHUV-SUPAA Neuropsychiatry, neurodegeneration, biomarkers, neurocognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, neuroimmunology
Savioz, Armand HUG Neocortical vulnerability, compensatory mechanisms and cerebral reserve in aging and Alzheimer's disease
Schaer, Marie UNIGE & OMP Autism
Schechter, Daniel HUG Early Childhood Stress project
Seeck, Margitta HUG EEG and Epilepsy



Neuron-glia interactions

Name Institution Research Topic
Chatton, Jean-Yves UNIL-DNF/DP Imaging the neuron-glia metabolic interplay
Magistretti, Pierre EPFL-BMI Cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain energy metabolism
Marquet, Pierre CHUV-CNP Neuroenergetics and Cellular Dynamics
Pellerin, Luc UNIL-DP Neuroenergetics
Volterra, Andrea UNIL-DNF Glia, an active synaptic partner : from physiology to neurodegeneration

Sensory and Motor Systems

Name Institution Research Topic
Born, Sabine UNIGE-FPSE Interrelation between attention, eye movements and visual perception
Capogrosso, Marco UNIFR Neural control of movement with focus on translational applications to motor disorders
Carleton, Alan UNIGE-CMU Sensory Perception and Plasticity
Courtine, Gregoire EPFL-BMI Neurorehabilitation and Neuroregeneration
Decosterd, Isabelle CHUV-Anesthesiology / UNIL-DNF Mechanisms of pain
Huber, Daniel UNIGE-CMU Neural circuits and behavior
Ionta, Silvio Hopt. Ophtalmique Study of causal link between (dysfunctional) neural activity and (distorted) behavioral phenotypes
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.
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.
Maurer Roland UNIGE-FAPSE Human Spatial Orientation
Pelizzone, Marco HUG Cochlear and Retinal Implants
Petersen, Carl EPFL-BMI Synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception and associative learning
Rodriguez, Ivan UNIGE-Sciences Developmental and Molecular Biology of Sensory Systems
Rouiller, Eric UNIFR  




Name Institution Research Topic
Du Pasquier, Renaud CHUV  
Lalive, Patrice HUG Neuroimmunology
Levivier, Marc CHUV-Neurochirurgie  
Prior, John CHUV  
Riederer, Beat Michel CHUV-CNP Proteomics in psychiatric diseases and clinically applied anatomy



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