Indrit Bègue

Indrit Bègue

Indrit Bègue is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She is a clinical psychiatrist and neuroimaging neuroscientist. Her research focuses on the psychopathological, behavioural and neural processes underlying major neuropsychiatric disorders using brain stimulation.

She uses functional and structural imaging to uncover the circuits underlying psychiatric disorders with a particular focus on negative symptoms of schizophrenia, such as loss of motivation, social interests and pleasure, and uses non-invasive stimulation to treat brain circuits, focusing on the cerebellum. She is committed to bridging the gap between clinical and translational research using neuroimaging-guided neuromodulation.

Fundamental and clinical psychiatry

Indrit Bègue's first research axis targets neurobiological mechanisms of psychiatric disorders, with a particular focus on negative symptoms in schizophrenia by

  • Combines advanced human functional and structural neuroimaging with clinical psychopathology assessment

  • Deep phenotyping measures of negative symptoms to stratify and predict therapeutic response in patients.

  • Identifying reliable biomarkers in brain-wide association studies using large functional/structural datasets


Translational and interventional psychiatry

The second axis of Indrit Bègue's research is aimed at restoring circuit abnormalities through brain stimulation in humans and in close collaboration with preclinical animal research. Her laboratory uses personalized non-invasive therapeutic and neuromodulation approaches, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, to restore brain function.