Jean-Michel Aubry is an ordinary professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva and Head Physician of the Department of Psychiatric Specialities of the Department of Mental Health and Psychiatry of the University Hospitals of Geneva.

He studied medicine at the University of Geneva, St George’s Hospital in London and Australia. Between 1994 and 1996, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, USA, with the support of the SNSF.

Having obtained the title of FMH specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy in 1998, he then mainly devoted himself to the treatment of mood disorders, and more particularly bipolar disorders, with the establishment of a multidisciplinary care programme that has become a widely recognised centre of expertise in Switzerland and internationally. Jean-Michel Aubry is the author of about 100 publications and has published several books in the field of bipolar disorders. He was appointed full professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Faculty of Medicine in April 2012.

The central theme of his research is the neurobiology of mood disorders as well as the prevention of mood symptom recurrence and the search for vulnerability factors, with, more recently, genetic studies on bipolar disorders.