Monday, October 3rd | 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Psychiatric disorders are a major challenge for science, medicine and the society. Mechanisms leading to these disorders are far from understood and the focus of intense research. The study of genetic components can help to identify the pathophysiology. Vast progress has been achieved over the last decades benefiting from the advances in genomics and sequencing technologies, which has revealed the complexity of genetic risk factors. Some of these factors play a role in brain development and have potentially delayed clinical consequences. At the same time the role of environmental factors is strongly supported and gene x environment interactions are now scientifically investigated. One possible level of interaction is the persistence of epigenetic modifications that increase the risk to develop pathological disorders.
The colloquium will gather top scientists investigating these questions from different angles. The speakers will summarize recent advances and confront their views on the contribution of genetic and epigenetic factors to the architecture of psychiatric disorders. Time has also been prioritized for poster presentations and discussion.
Participation is free but registration is mandatory !
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This will be the closing Colloquium of the Laboratory of Excellence Bio-Psy (Biology for Psychiatry), previously delayed by the pandemic, as well as an exceptional meeting organized by the Institut du Fer à Moulin and Neurosciences Paris Seine, with the support of the FondaMental Foundation and the Life Sciences UFR of the Science and Engineering Faculty of Sorbonne University.