This section keeps you updated on any major development throughout the course of the FAMILY project.
28 - 29 June 2024
EUFAMI congress on Conflict and Recovery in Mental Health
FAMILY partner EUFAMI organizes together with the Lithuanian member-organisation LSPŽGB congress on “Conflict and Recovery in Mental Health” from 28 to 29 June 2024 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Against a background of disruption and conflict in Europe over the past few years, mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and also due to the significant displacement of war and cultural refugees, families have been the centre of, and most affected by, these crises.
The congress will be constructed around a plenary session during a period of two days, followed by a series of parallel workshops.
2nd FAMILY General Assembly Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland
FAMILY’s 2nd General Assembly (GA) Meeting will take place from 04 to 06 October 2023 in the beautiful city of Lausanne, Switzerland.
During the meeting, work package leaders will present and discuss the overall status of their respective work package.
We are looking forward to meet again and hear about everyone’s progress!
21st August 2023
Welcome to our new scientific and ethical advisory board (SEAB) member – Dr. Ali Jawaid!
📢 Dr. Ali Jawaid is a physician-scientist with training in both clinical and basic neuroscience. He completed his medical studies from the Aga Khan University, Pakistan, and followed it up with clinical/research training in Neuropsychiatry from Baylor College of Medicine, USA. He then proceeded to complete MD-PhD in Neuroscience from Switzerland with simultaneous doctoral degrees awarded by the University of Zurich (UZH)/ETH Zurich PhD Program in Neuroscience and UZH MD-PhD program. He currently heads the Laboratory for Translational Research in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TREND lab) at the BRAINCITY: Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders, a partnership between EMBL and the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, Poland. TREND lab investigates the role of metabolic factors in the pathogenesis and inheritance of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders using a multi-pronged approach involving rodent models, human cohorts, and brain organoids. Dr. Jawaid is also an active member of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence and is a strong proponent of initiatives focussed on using science for humanitarian and peace-building causes.
Our partners from Nijmegen (RADBOUDMC) will attend the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) organise a symposium taking place in Montréal, Canada on 22nd – 26th July 2023 and will organise a symposium on neuroimaging-genetics.
20th International Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Copenhagen (DK)
Our partners from Latvia (LU) will organise a symposium on the “Prediction of severe mental illness in child and adolescent psychiatry” and have a talk on “Ethical issues in personalized risk prediction of severe mental illness in the context of inter-generational transmission of risk”.
Dutch Neuroscience Meeting 2023 – Tiel (The Netherlands)
Our partners from Nijmegen (RADBOUDMC) will attend this year’s Dutch Neuroscience Meeting (DNM) taking place in Tiel, The Netherlands on 22nd – 23rd June 2023 and are also planning to give a talk. Stay tuned for further information.
Postdoctoral Researcher Position Open at ERASMUS MC
📢 Exciting opportunity! ERASMUS MC seeks a talented Postdoc Researcher to investigate epigenetics and intergenerational psychiatric risk. Joining the European-funded FAMILY consortium, you’ll develop prenatal exposure scores based on DNA methylation at birth. Examine whether the transmission load score is stable over time and predicts the development of psychiatric problems. Explore score stability, predictive abilities, and test for sex differences, especially resulting from X-chromosome inactivation. Apply now and make a difference! Find more information here.
28th February 2023
“Seminar Series Epidemiology” at the University of Munster – Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine
Our partners from Nijmegen (RADBOUDMC) held a talk about “Epigenetics and Psychopathology: What is the importance of timing and role of intergenerational transmission” at the University of Munster on 28th February 2023.
November 2nd – 4th 2022
Kick-off meeting FAMILY project
The EU-funded research project FAMILY kicked off on November 2nd – 4th 2022. The meeting was held on site in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and was full of vivid discussions as well as social interaction.
27th – 29th September 2023 Mainz/Germany
9th International Symposium on Resilience Research
>> DEADLINE for registration and abstract submission until 31st July 2023 <<
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