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The Neuropsychiatry and Brain Imaging research group of the University of Basel is focused on neuropsychiatric disorders and brain imaging. The team comprises academics with an expertise in the application of psychopathology, neuroimaging, imaging genetics, cognition, and psychopharmacology in mental illness. The research has extensive collaborative links with other centres worldwide.
The research carried out by the research group is focused on the aetiology and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of psychosis, and on the development of new treatments for psychotic disorders. Research studies involve people with subclinical symptoms, groups at high risk for psychosis, and patients with psychotic symptoms. Research activity is directly integrated with the clinical services in the Psychiatric University Hospital, UPK Basel and with Departments of the University Hospital Basel. This fusion of the research and clinical infrastructure ensures that research and teaching reflect current clinical priorities, and that clinical practice is informed by the latest research findings.
We use a wide range of research methods, including advanced neuroimaging techniques (structural and functional MRI, DTI), dynamic causal modeling (DCM), multimodal imaging, pharmacological imaging, imaging genetics as well as psychopathological and cognitive assessments in clinical populations and healthy volunteers. Facilities for image acquisition and analysis are provided by the University Hospital Basel and the Medical Image Analysis Centre.