Neuroscience Research Center

Created in January 2014, the Neuroscience Research Center (CRN) of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences of the CHUV establishes a world-class center for Clinical and Basic Neuroscience Research. The CRN, directed by Prof. Nicole Déglon, groups fourteen laboratories and research units within the department, and is strongly interlinked with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of UNIL.

Fostering advances in brain research ranging from immunology to imaging, from genetics to rehabilitation and to memory, the Center’s mission is to establish a truly interdisciplinary approach to neuroscience research - merging disciplines and translating breakthroughs from the lab to improved patient care.

At the heart of its interdisciplinary approach, the CRN links the research and resources of the three clinical services within the department (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation) and the Leenards Memory Center. The CRN additionally benefits from an exceptional research environment within the Geneva-Lausanne axis, which in the past decade has experienced a remarkable growth and is today considered one of Europe's leading centers for neuroscience. Our internationally-regarded researchers actively participate in numerous multinational projects including the Human Brain Project.


CRN Activity Report 2021-2022:



7th Symposium of the Lausanne University Hospital Neuroscience Research Center (CRN)

Gender in Neuroscience

October 3rd 2022
Auditorium Charlotte Olivier CHUV


CRN committee

Name Title Fonction
Nicole Déglon Assoc. Prof. Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurotherapies
Monika Hegi Prof. Laboratory of Brain Tumour Biology and Genetics
Marzia De Lucia Privat Docent, Senior Lecturer (MERc) Laboratory for Research in Neuroimaging
Caroline Pot Kreis Assoc. Prof. Laboratory of Experimental Neuroimmunology
Bogdan Draganski Assoc. Prof. Laboratory for Research in Neuroimaging
Lorenz Hirt Assoc. Prof. Laboratory of Stroke Research
Antoine Lutti Assitant Professor Laboratory for Research in Neuroimaging
Andrea Serino Assoc. Prof. Laboratory MySpace
Arseny Sokolov Assoc. Prof. Laboratory of cortical excitability and arousal disorders



Neuroscience Research Center:

Bâtiment Champ de l'Air - Rue du Bugnon 21 - CH-1011 Lausanne
Tel. +41 79 556 97 74
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)