bio psyThe Labex Bio-Psy (Laboratory of excellence of Biology for Psychiatry) is a French network created and funded through the "Investissements d'Avenir" Program. Bio-Psy gathers psychiatrists, neuroscientists and geneticists whose common goal is to study the biological mechanisms underlying psychiatric diseases in order to improve their diagnosis and treatments to the benefit of the patients and their environment.

Bio-Psy has four main objectives :

  • To understand the causes and mechanisms of mental illness,
  • To identify biomarkers for prevention, early diagnosis and follow-up,
  • To propose new approaches for treatment and personalized psychiatry,
  • To Evaluate the costs/benefits and societal implications of research progress.

Research led by the 27 Bio-Psy partner teams is based on a translational approach and requires the reinforcement of links between clinicians and basic scientists. The studies rely on the teams' known expertise and strengths and ongoing projects are specifically targeted mainly on depression and bipolar disorders, autistic syndrome disorders and addiction. Bio-Psy also supports research in health economics related to mental diseases.

Bio-Psy's training program ambitions to foster the emergence of a new generation of neurosciences specialists and psychiatrists trained in experimental research.

Bio-Psy's actions, led in synergy with its partners UPMC, Ecole des Neurosciences de Paris and the Pasteur Institute, include :

  • Funding of national and international doctoral students,
  • Organization and funding of full time research fellowships for clinicians,
  • Organization of specialized colloquium, workshops and thematic schools.





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