Say Cheese! Snapshots of the Living Mouse Brain Elizabeth Brockman, Syn2Psy ESR8, has published the first Syn2Psy article in the scientific journal for kids Frontiers for Young Minds. Abstract: The human brain is a highly complex system comprised of billions of cells, called neurons, that are all interconnected. Normal brain function depends on effective communication […]
In July 9-13 (2022), Syn2Psy ESRs Alessandro Chioino, Giuseppe Cammarata, Marcos Sintes, Daniel Hunter, Elisa Corti, Elizabeth Brockman, Laura Upton, Flavio Tomasi, Loredana Cumpana and Vanesa Salazar participated in the 2022 edition of FENS Forum in Paris, where they presented their latest work in the form of poster presentations.
Syn2Psy ESR Vanesa Salazar participated in the Fragile X and Autism-Related Disorders Gordon Research Conference, which was held in Lucca, Italy, on May 15-20 (2022). Vanesa presented a poster entitled “Reduced social interaction in two rat models of SYNGAP1 haploinsufficiency” by Vanesa Salazar-Sanchez1, Sulafa Fakhreddin1, Thomas Watson1,2,3, Emma Wood1,2,3 and Peter Kind1,2,3 . 1 – Centre […]
Syn2Psy students Orsolya Antal, Giuseppe Cammarata and Elisa Corti participated in the XVII Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience, which was held on December 1-3 (2021) in Coimbra, Portugal. Orsolya Antal (ESR1) presented a poster entitled “Cognitive behavioural deficits in a knock-in mouse model with a human schizophrenia-associated mutation in the CACNG2 gene” by […]
European Researchers’ Night 2021 was celebrated on September 24th under the topic Science for Climate. Syn2Psy ESRs Elisa Corti, Giuseppe Cammarata and Orsolya Antal joined the initiative with activities that create awareness about the influence of the physical environment on mental health and that promote knowledge about Neuroscience. The ESRs developed a True or False […]
Syn2Psy EPFL students Alessandro Chioino and Loredana Cumpana participated in the 49th Meeting of the European Brain and Behavior Society, which was held on September 4-7, 2021 in Lausanne, Swizzerland. Alessandro Chioino (ESR2) presented a poster entitled “Impact of Mfn2 in the Nucleus Accumbens on motivated behavior and underlying neurobiological mechanisms” by Alessandro Chioino, Sriparna […]
Autoimmunity and NMDA receptor in brain disorders: Where do we stand? Daniel Hunter, Syn2Psy ESR6, is the first author of a review recently published on the journal Neurobiology of Disease, on autoimmunity and NMDA receptor in brain disorders. Abstract: Over the past decades, the identification of autoimmune encephalitis in which patients express autoantibodies directed against […]
Marcos Sintes, Syn2Psy ESR5, is one of the authors of a study recently posted as preprint on BioRxiv, on the potential effects of psilocybin for the therapy of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The autors used valproic acid-exposed mice as a model of ASD and assessed the effects of the naturally occurring psychedelic prodrug psilocybin. They […]