Syn2Psy at the Fragile X and Autism Gordon Research Conference

Vanesa Salazar participated in the Fragile X and Autism-Related Disorders Gordon Research Conference (Lucca, Italy, May 15-20), where she presented her latest research results under the title: “Reduced social interaction in two rat models of SYNGAP1 haploinsufficiency”.

SimpleSci – Episode 6

Welcome to episode 6 of the SimpleSci series! On this episode, Flavio explains the importance of the endocannabinoid system for general health and describes his studies on the potential of this system as a possible target for new treatments for the neurodevelopmental disorder Phelan-McDermid syndrome.

Check out the Episodes 1 – 5 by Manuela Rizzi, Orsolya Antal, Laura Upton, Elisa Corti and Alessandro Chinoino here.

Syn2Psy is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the EU Horizon 2020 framework program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) initiative. Its mission is to provide advanced (PhD-level) training to 14 early-stage researchers in the molecular, synaptic, circuit and behaviour basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. The network integrates experienced researchers from top-level European research institutions, academic and non-academic. More


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The mission of Syn2Psy is to train 14 young researchers with novel and innovative tools aimed at a comprehensive biological understanding of conditions such as AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, SCHIZOPHRENIA, DEPRESSION and other NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS.

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The network integrates experienced researchers from top-level European research institutions (academic and industrial), as well as several key partner organizations:

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Syn2Psy Blog Series X - One year of Swiss cheese and chocolate by Loredana
Psilocybin rescues sociability deficits in an animal model of autism
Syn2Psy Blog Series XI - Journey logbook of a Ph.D. student by Marcos
Syn2Psy Blog Series XII - Loneliness: the importance of social bonds by Giuseppe
Review published by Daniel - Autoimmunity and NMDA receptor in brain disorders: Where do we stand?
Syn2Psy Blog Series XIII - The power of (science) communication by Manuela
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Kick-off meeting: September 26 - 27, 2019 - Coimbra, Portugal
NS I – Basic concepts on imaging tools and data analysis. September 30 – October 4, 2019. Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
First Syn2Psy online PhD day - October 5th 2020
Network School 2 – Genetic approaches for the study of neuropsychiatric disorders. April 4-7 (2022) Institute of Biology Paris-Seine, Paris, France
Network School 4 – Advanced methods for imaging the brain: from nanoscopic to mesoscopic perspectives. March 28 - April 1 (2022) IINS, Bordeaux, France
Mid-term meeting: May 3-4, 2021 - Zoom
NS III – Drug discovery and development: from idea to product. May 5-7, 2021. Lundbeck, Zoom
Second online PhD day, September 23-24, 2021.
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Image credits: Paris – Photo by Anthony Rodriguez from Pexels; Bordeaux – Borja Lopez from Pexels.