Edyta Malolepsza, April Kim and Kasper Lage attended the annual meeting of the “The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research” – iPSYCH – consortium June 1st to 4th where Kasper was invited to give a Keynote Address titled ‘Human Brain Networks Perturbed by Genetics and Targeted by Therapeutics in Psychiatric Disorders.
For more information about the iPSYCH meeting click here.
From the iPSYCH website (http://ipsych.au.dk/): “The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research” – iPSYCH project will study five specific mental disorders; autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. All disorders are associated with major human and societal costs all over the world. The project will study these disorders from many different angles, ranging from genes and cells to population studies, from fetus to adult, from cause to symptoms of the disorder, and this knowledge will be combined in new ways across scientific fields.
The main goals are to identify the causes of these disorders by studying the genetic and environmental factors. The perspective is to offer better and more personalized treatment, providing a better life for each individual patient – and perhaps even ways to prevent the development of the disorder in some cases.