IoPPN (KCL)

IoPPN at KCL

Training & cultivating the finest scientific minds in the field since our foundation in 1948

Psychiatry (TUD)

Psychiatry / Psychology at TUD

Providing state of the art clinical care for all ages and the entire spectrum of mental health presentations

IoPPN (KCL)

IoPPN at KCL

Exceptional staff including 31 of the most highly cited researchers in their field

Psychiatry (TUD)

Psychiatry / Psychology at TUD

Voted amongst the Top 4 Institutions for clinical care and research (Focus Ranking)

IoPPN (KCL)

IoPPN at KCL

Three world class divisions: Psychology & System Sciences, Academic Psychiatry, and Neuroscience

Psychiatry (TUD)

Psychiatry / Psychology at TUD

Translational research from bench to bedside

Inaugural Workshop

Researchers from KCL and TUD gathered at the medical campus of TUD in June 2019 for a two-day workshop to discuss project ideas and funding opportunities.

"With this workshop, we are working towards bringing together the complementary expertise and research strengths of the participating institutions", said Professor Michael Bauer, Chair and Director of Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, who initiated the workshop.

The network aims at targeting large centre grants as well as establishing structures for the joint and interdisciplinary promotion of researchers and clinicians.

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1st: Allan Young, Andrea Pfennig, Ute Lewitzka, Anthony Cleare, Sameer Jauhar, Tanja Endrass, Katya Rubia, Tanja Jäckle
2nd: Paola Dazzan, Katja Beesdo-Baum, Philipp Kanske, Christian Beste, Philipp Ritter, Julia Martini
3rd: Carmine Pariante, Michael Bauer, Veit Roessner, Michael Smolka, Emanuel Severus, George P. Chrousos
Further persons: Paolo Fusar-Poli

 

IRTG - Risks and Pathomechanisms of Affective Disorders

The proposal for an International Research Training Group focusing specifically on affective disorders to support 10 PhD/MD students was submitted to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in August 2020.

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and King's College London (KCL) are leading centres in basic research and treatment of affective disorders. Both institutions have pioneered the translation of results from basic science into clinical application (and vice versa) using a multi-level/multi-method approach in the examination of risk factors and pathomechanisms to improve early identification, understanding and treatment of affective disorders. The key research goals of the proposed IRTG are:

- to examine risk factors and pathomechanisms of affective disorders using a multi-level/multi-method approach.
- to improve prevention, early identification and treatment of affective disorders.
- to further develop the translational approach bringing basic research into clinical application and vice versa.

Following a positive evaluation by the DFG review panel in January 2021 the project has been assigned the funding number GRK 2773/0 and the two sites submitted the full proposal in April 2021. Following the hearing by the evaluation committee in September 2021 researchers on both campuses are now determined to navigate this collaboration toward success.


R-Link

Both the IoPPN and TUD are partners in the large international multisite study to identify biomarkers for the response of patients with bipolar disorder to lithium. Participants will be both phenotyped utilizing resting state fMRI, actimetry and instruments to quantify psychopathology and genotyped.

The quality of response to lithium will be assessed after two years of continuous follow up.

For more information visit R-Link


Mental Health Dresden-Leipzig

transCampus is closely connected to Mental Health Dresden-Leipzig a regional research network, comprising the Technische Universität Dresden, the Universität Leipzig, and the Robert Koch Institute.

Mental Health Dresden-Leipzig has particular strengths and expertise in clinical psychiatry, neuro- and cognitive psychology, basic and clinical neuroscience, epidemiology, environmental sociology, and public mental health. The shared infrastructure includes neuropsychiatric research facilities, a digital health centre, existing longitudinal cohort and population studies, regional networks of district hospitals, services and community organisations in Saxony and international collaborations.

With translation between the above-mentioned research fields, including participatory research approaches, we aim to improve the mental health of young people in particular.