WHO highlights urgent need to transform mental health


A new report was published on 17th of June, is the WHO largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century. This detailed…

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Focus on borderline personality disorder


Prof. Nader Perroud, Associate Physician and Head of the Emotional Regulation Disorder Unit, interviewed  by the HUG magazine on…

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Data have been presented at the SIRS Congress in Florence


The results of the research program "Retrovirus & Psychotic Disorders" set up between the University of Zurich and the University…

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Acting against suicide of children and adolescents


"Suicide is now the 2nd cause of death among children and adolescents aged 10-19, in high income countries in the European Region" said Dr…

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Persistent inflammation, Long Covid & Mental Health


A growing body of evidence indicates that patients who get sick with Covid-19 can suffer long-term physical and mental health…

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A good start!


2021 ended with a hopeful wish: "The pandemic, which we all hope will end as soon as possible, may at least have the merit of telling the…

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Season’s greetings


Again this year, researchers worked on projects that provide immediate help to people affected by mental illnesses. They also made…

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Prof. Marion Leboyer 2021 Inserm Grand Prize


Through her research into psychiatric illnesses, Prof. Marion Leboyer, vice President of Fondation FondaMental Suisse, has made a…

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The world’s most powerful MRI delivers its first images


At the Neurospin Centre in Saclay near Paris, the MRI of the Iseult project, the most powerful in the world for imaging human beings to…

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Intestinal microbiota & depression


Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm and CNRS have just published an article in Nature on the intestinal microbiota, its role in…

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Covicoach, to help during periods of isolation or quarantine


Covicoach.ch is a website proposed by the Department of Safety, Employment and Health (DSES) of the State of Geneva, in the context of the…

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Join a scientific study on adaptation


Be resilient, stabilize emotionally and physically as an individual and as a group, implement actions that help to influence our future…

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Pandemic & Mental Health


  The follow-up of people with mental disorders is affected by isolation. Patients, please note that in Switzerland continuity of care…

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6 days… before Synapsy Conference 2020


In less than a week, focus on "Neurobiology of mental health" at the conference organized by Synapsy at the Biotech Campus. Fondation…

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New ideas to deal with OCD


In the January issue of the HUG magazine Pulsations, the interview of Prof. Guido Bondolfi, Prof. Luc Mallet, and Dr. Joao Flores Alves…

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Season’s Greetings


  In 2019, Fondation FondaMental Suisse established a new type of project format, a type of pump-priming we call “seed projects”.…

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Interim report winter 2019 – “biobank & shared database” project


Reminder: one of the major projects initiated by Fondation FondaMental Suisse consists in building a shared biobank and a common clinical…

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Interim report winter 2019 – mobile application project “eBipolar”


As a reminder, the "eBipolar" telephone or tablet application was created as part of a joint research project between French and Swiss…

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Papago to help researchers


Launched by the University of Lausanne, the Papago system ('parrot' in Esperanto) is a personal assistant that provides personalized…

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HERV’s & Disease


At the HERV's & Disease symposium on human endogenous retroviruses, organised on 5 and 6 November in Lyon, a session will focus on…

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We’re all in this together


Since 2016, the British Royal Family has been mobilising against stigma and prejudice in the field of mental health. On the occasion of…

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Neurofeedback project’s abstract


At the RTFIN international conference, the Neurofeedback project team, funded by the Foundation, will present an abstract on the protocol…

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Trees for research


On October 3, Gary Crates presented to Professor Luc Mallet the certificate of ownership for the first trees planted in the Foundation's…

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Scientific workshop october 4 – Geneva


Fondation FondaMental Suisse is organising a workshop on 4 October 2019 at Campus Biotech in collaboration with Synapsy. By bringing…

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Schizophrenia: adolescence is the game-changer


Researchers at UNIGE have discovered that the development of the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory and emotions,…

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Interim report summer 2019 – mobile application project “eBipolar”


The "eBipolar" telephone or tablet application was created as part of a joint research project between the French and Swiss teams, about…

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Interim report summer 2019 – “neuroimagery” project


Reminder: this project studies markers of emotional regulation in a large sample of patients under MRI. The goal is to identify…

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Interim report summer 2019 – “neurofeedback” project


The collaboration between Geneva and Paris teams has led to the emergence of a translational project aimed at reducing the residual…

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Interim report summer 2019 – “biobank & shared database” project


Reminder: one of the major projects initiated by Fondation FondaMental Suisse consists in building a shared biobank and a common clinical…

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Hotspot in the genome & psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder


Viviane Labrie, PhD and her collaborators at the Van Andel Reseach Institute (USA) found a cluster of epigenetic marks that ratchets up…

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Explorer Christian Clot’s conference – July 3 – Geneva


Christian Clot has successively crossed the 4 most extreme environments of the planet, he will talk about his experience on the capacity…

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SAVE THE DATE: explorer Christian Clot’s conference – July 3 – Geneva


Fondation FondaMental Suisse conference "How does man adapt to his environment? " - introduction by Professor Luc Mallet. Wednesday, July…

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FFS scientific publication on impulsivity


Impulsivity is a behavioural response to a poorly designed internal or external stimulus, without taking into account medium or long-term…

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“The forgotten half of the brain” Pr Magistretti conference, january 31th


Professor Pierre Magistretti will explain the decisive role of glial cells in brain function and in neurological and psychiatric…

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Best wishes!


Fondation FondaMental Suisse has just celebrated its third anniversary and at the end of this year we are very happy to give you some very…

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Interim report summer 2018 – “biobank and shared database” project


One of the major projects initiated by FFS consists of building a shared biobank and a common clinical database: this will make it…

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Trees for research


After sponsoring an event organized by Fondation FondaMental Suisse last November, APC Switzerland decided to continue its approach to…

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Interim report summer 2018 – “neuroimagery” project


This project studies markers for emotional regulation using MRI in a large sample of patients . The goal is to identify sub-categories of…

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Psychiatric illnesses are no longer invisible


    "For a long time, psychiatric illnesses were defined, as opposed to neurological illnesses, by the absence of brain damage.…

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Dr Camille Piguet: Leenaards Prize 2018


Her project aims to observe the effects of mindfulness meditation on brain activity and brain structure in adolescents. "Adolescence is a…

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Brain plasticity and bipolar disorders


On February 26, 2018 Dr. Pauline Favre will travel from Paris to give a lecture entitled "Plasticity of the emotional brain, effects of…

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Immunology & schizophrenia


The team led by Dr. Laurent Groc, member of the Fondation FondaMental in France, has identified autoimmune inflammatory mechanisms in 20%…

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Best wishes!


Find an update on the actions and research projects conducted by FondaMental Switzerland in 2017 and those being prepared for 2018. A…

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Nobel Prize in Medicine 2017 and biological clocks


The 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine  was awarded to Hall, Rosbash and Young. These three American researchers were rewarded for their work on…

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Suicide prevention & Mental E-Health


The World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) and the report carried out in the suicide prevention service of the University Hospitals of…

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ISBD World Congress on Bipolar Disorders


The 19th annual conference of the ISBD (International Society for Bipolar Disorders) brought together the world's leading researchers and…

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Electricity has helped treat my OCD


Professor Luc Mallet, director of Fondation FondaMental Suisse, teaches at the University of Geneva and in Paris-est Créteil, he is a…

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Bipolar disorders, interview with Prof. Aubry & testimonials


Report by the RTS on the occasion of the launch gala of  Fondation FondaMental Suisse, an opportunity to raise funds for research on…

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