Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)

The recruited 14 early stage researchers (ESRs) will develop the various Syn2Psy research projects. The ESRs receive advanced training-through-research in cutting-edge topics related to synapse pathology and neuropsychiatry disorders and a broad range of key scientific and transferable skills that will ultimately make them top-level candidates for research-driven positions in the academic and non-academic sector.  See projects overview >

By combining interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise, Syn2Psy will thus prepare future leaders to address the challenges of the 21st century associated with mental healthcare research and public engagement.

Meet the ESRs and the supervisors:

Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), Portugal:

PhD awarded by Coimbra University (UC).

Ana Luísa Carvalho, PhD
Syn2Psy coordinator
Assistant Professor,
Group Leader
Website
Carlos B. Duarte
PhD, Full Professor,
Group Leader
Website
ESR1:Orsolya Antal




Paulo Pinheiro, PhD
Co-supervisor
Assistant Investigator
Website



João Peça Silvestre
PhD
Principal Investigator,
Group Leader
Website
Ramiro Almeida, PhD
Co-supervisor
Assistant Professor
Website
ESR3: Giuseppe Cammarata




ESR7: Elisa Corti


Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) – EPFL, Switzerland

PhD awarded by Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Carmen Sandi, PhD
Full Professor,
Group Leader
Website
Simone Astori, PhD
Co-supervisor
Scientist
Website
ESR2: Alessandro Chioino
ESR13: Loredana Cumpana

Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience (IINS), CNRS, France

PhD awarded by Bordeaux University (BU)

Daniel Choquet, PhD
CNRS Research Director,
Group Leader
Website
Eric Hosy, PhD
Co-supervisor
CNRS Senior Researcher
Website
ESR4:Diogo Soares
Laurent Groc, PhD
CNRS Research Director,
Group Leader
Website

ESR6: Daniel Hunter

Centre for Neurotechnology (ICL), United Kingdom

PhD awarded by Imperial College London

Thomas Knöpfel, PhD
Professor
Group Leader
Website
ESR5: Marcos Sintes
Vincenzo De Paola, PhD
Associate Professor, Group Leader
Website
ESR8: Elizabeth Brockman

Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine (IBPS), France

PhD awarded by Sorbonne University (SU)

Catalina Betancur
MD, PhD, INSERM Research Director,
Group Leader
Website

ESR9: Laura Upton

ESR10: Flavio Tomasi

H. Lundbeck A/S, Denmark

PhD awarded by Copenhagen University (KU)

Kjartan Herrik, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Group Leader
Website
Kristi Anne Kohlmeier PhD, Co-supervisor
Associate Professor, Group Leader
Website

ESR11: Ágata Silván

Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences (CDBS) – University of Edinburgh, Scotland

PhD awarded by The University of Edinburgh (UEDIN)

Emily Osterweil, PhD Chancellor’s Fellow Group Leader
Website
ESR12: Manuela Rizzi
Peter Kind, PhD Chancellor’s Fellow Group Leader
Website
ESR14: Vanesa  Salazar

Project Manager