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Brain Mind Institute Symposium

Stress in Health and Disease

14th- 15th March 2018
EPFL, Switzerland

The Symposium "Stress in Health and Disease" will explore recent advances in stress research from a broad perspective, including contributions from the fields of neuroscience, metabolism, psychology, sociology and genetics. It aims at fostering a dialogue between these different approaches to advance innovative ideas in this area.


Confirmed Speakers

Johan Auwerx EPFL, Lausanne
Mirjam Christ-Crain University Hospital and University of Basel
Dominique De Quervain University of Basel
Marc Donath University Hospital Basel
Ulrike Ehlert University of Zurich
Markus Gerber University of Basel
Johannes Gräff EPFL, Lausanne
Todd Hare University of Zurich
Andreas Lüthi Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel
Manuel Mameli University of Lausanne
Isabelle Mansuy University of Zurich and ETHZ
Urs Meyer University of Zurich
Andreas Papassotiropoulos University of Basel
David Sander University of Geneva
Carmen Sandi EPFL, Lausanne
Marianne Schmid Mast University of Lausanne
Erich Seifritz University of Zurich
Michael Shanahan University of Zurich
Roland von Känel University Hospital Zurich
Klaus Zuberbuehler University of Neuchatel


Junior Speakers

Johannes Bohacek ETHZ, Zurich
Nadine Messerli University of Fribourg
Camille Piguet University of Geneva
Ulrike Rimmele University of Geneva
Silvia Stringhini CHUV, Lausanne



The symposium will take place on 14th- 15th March 2018. The venue will be the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), SV 1717.



  • Carmen Sandi, EPFL
  • Dominique de Quervain, University of Basel





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