Prof. Pierre Magistretti from KAUST and EPFL, discusses how scientists and psychiatrists of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) - Synapsy have joined together to study the biological basis of psychiatric disease. The aim of this joint-venture between psychiatry and neurobiology is to better understand the origins of psychatric and cognitive disorders in order to improve diagnosis and treatment. Its long-term goal is to provide patients with new possibilities for curing their illnesses and improving their quality of life.
Prof. Pierre Magistretti is currently the Dean of the Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. He also has an affiliation as Professor of Neuroscience at the Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland.