Roger de Spoelberch Award for Denis Jabaudon

Professor Denis Jabaudon, Director of the Department of Basic Neuroscience and a member of the Synapsy Centre for Neuroscience and Mental Health Research at the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine, has won the 2023 Roger de Spoelberch Award for his research on brain development. The Roger de Spoelberch Foundation supports medical and scientific research on neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases, including schizophrenia.

A specialist in the formation of cortical networks, Denis Jabaudon is also the Faculty Advisor of the Human Cellular Neuroscience Platform at the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine and an attending neurologist in the HUG Division of Neurology. He studies how different types of neurons are genetically programmed during development to assemble into circuits, and how this process can be altered in neurodevelopmental disorders. Moreover, he is seeking to understand how the genetic programmes governing the formation of cortical circuits could be manipulated to promote rewiring and functional recovery in neurodegenerative diseases or after injury.

Photo credit: Christian Lüscher

28 Nov 2023