Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are in charge of the academic content and the scientific quality of the programme. They are the teachers of the programme acting as lecturers, as tutors and as supervisors. In the Summer Courses each director is responsible for the content of the day on their specialty.

Koen Schruers (Chairman of the Board)

Professor Affective Neuroscience
Maastricht University
Dept. of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology
Maastricht, the Netherlands
T: +31 43 3883526
F: +31 43 3883518

University Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Position Professor of Experimental Psychiatry
Other affiliations Head of Psychiatric Residency Training Programme, Vijverdal Academic Mental Health Center
University Degree MD, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
PhD Thesis 2001: "Studies in the Neurobiology of experimental Panic"
Research interests Neurobiology of emotion, Affective neuroscience
Key Publications

Van Duinen, MA, Schruers, KR, Maes, M, Griez, EJ, 2005. CO2 challenge results in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activation in healthy volunteers. J. Psychopharmacol.19(3): 243-7

Schruers, K, Koning, K, Luermans, J, Haack, MJ, Griez, E, 2005. Obsessive-compulsive disorder: a critical review of therapeutic perspectives. Acta Psychiatr. Scand.111(4): 261-71

Van-Duinen, MA, Schruers, KR, Jaegers, E, Maes, M, Griez, EJ, 2004. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function following a 35% CO2 inhalation in healthy volunteers. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry. 28(2): 279-83

Schruers, K, Griez, E, 2004. The effects of tianeptine or paroxetine on 35% CO2 provoked panic in panic disorder. J. Psychopharmacol. 18(4): 553-8

Schruers, K, van Diest, R, Overbeek, T, Griez, E, 2002. Acute L-5-hydroxytryptophan administration inhibits carbon dioxide-induced panic in panic disorder patients. Psychiatry Res. 113(3): 237-43

Stephan Claes

Professor of Psychiatry
KU Leuven
Dept. of Neuroscience
Leuven, Belgium
T: +32 16 3 48701
F: +32 16 3 48700

University KU Leuven

Professor of Psychiatry

Other affiliations University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Adult Psychiatry Chair
University Degree


PhD Thesis 1997: "Localization of genetic factors for X-linked mental retardation"
Research interests Psychiatric genetics, neurobiology of stress


Key Publications

Hompes T, Izzi B, Gellens E, Morreels M, Fieuws S, Pexsters A, et al (2013). Investigating the influence of maternal cortisol and emotional state during pregnancy on the DNA methylation status of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) promoter region in cord blood. Journal of psychiatric research 47(7): 880-891.

van West D, Van Den Eede F, Del-Favero J, Souery D, Norrback KF, Van Duijn C, et al (2006). Glucocorticoid receptor gene-based SNP analysis in patients with recurrent major depression. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 31(3): 620-627.

Venken T, Alaerts M, Souery D, Goossens D, Sluijs S, Navon R, et al (2008). Chromosome 10q harbors a susceptibility locus for bipolar disorder in Ashkenazi Jewish families. Molecular psychiatry 13(4): 442-450.

Vrieze E, Ceccarini J, Pizzagalli DA, Bormans G, Vandenbulcke M, Demyttenaere K, et al (2013a). Measuring extrastriatal dopamine release during a reward learning task. Human brain mapping 34(3): 575-586.

Vrieze E, Pizzagalli DA, Demyttenaere K, Hompes T, Sienaert P, de Boer P, et al (2013b). Reduced reward learning predicts outcome in major depressive disorder. Biological psychiatry 73(7): 639-645.

Fiammetta Cosci

Assistant Professor
University of Florence
Department of Health Sciences
Section of Psychology and Psychiatry
T: + 390552755066
F: + 390556236047

University                   University of Florence
Position Assistant Professor
Other affiliations No
University Degree MD, MSc, PhD
PhD Thesis 15th June 2007 PhD in Psychiatry, University of Maastricht.
Dissertation: "Studies on the relationship between alcohol or nicotine use and panic ". Supervisor: Prof. Eric Griez. Co-supervisor: Prof. Koen Schruers
Research interests Affective Disorders, Panic Disorder, Psychopathology of dependence, Clinimetrics, Well-being, Psychosomatic Medicine

Key Publications















Cosci F., Abrams K., Schruers K.R.J., Rickelt J., Griez E.J.L. (2006). Effect of nicotine on 35% CO2 induced anxiety. A study in healthy volunteers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 8(4): 511-517Cosci F., Schruers K.R.J., Abrams K., Griez E.J.L. (2007). Alcohol use disorders and panic disorder: a review of the evidence of a direct relationship. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 68(6): 874-880
Cosci F., Schruers K.R.J., Pistelli F., Griez E.J.L. (2009). Negative affectivity in smokers applying to smoking cessation clinics. A case control study. Depression & Anxiety 26(9): 824-830
Cosci F., Corlando A., Fornai E., Pistelli F., Paoletti P., Carrozzi L. (2009). Nicotine dependence, psychological distress and personality traits as possible predictors of smoking cessation. Results from a double-blind study with nicotine patch. Addictive Behaviors 34: 28-35
Cosci F., Knuts I., Abrams K., Griez E.J.L., Schruers K.R.J. (2010). Cigarette smoking and panic. A critical review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 71(5): 606-615
Cosci F., Fava G.A. (2011). New Clinical Strategies of Assessment of Comorbidity associated with Substance Use Disorders. Clinical Psychology Review 31: 418-427
Cosci F., Pennato T., Bernini O., Berrocal C. (2011). Psychological well being, negative affectivity, and functional impairment in fibromyalgia. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 80: 256-258
Cosci F. (2012). The psychological development of panic disorder: implications for neurobiology and treatment. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria 34(1): 9-19
Cosci F., Fava G.A. (2013). Staging of Mental Disorders: systematic review. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 82: 20-34.
Cosci F., Bertoli G., Abrams K. (2013). The Effects of Nicotine Withdrawal on Panic-like Response to Breath Holding: A Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Cross-Over Patch Study. Depression and Anxiety 30(12):1217-21.

Sean Hood

Professor Sean Hood
Consultant Psychiatrist and Head
School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences (M521)
The University of Western Australia
Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre
Nedlands, Perth 6009
T: +61 8 93462393
F: +61 8 93463828
S: @profseanhood (work) @PsychiatryUWA (team)

University                   University of Western Australia
Position Head, School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences
Other affiliations Consultant Psychiatrist and Head, Treatment Resistant Anxiety & Mood Disorders (TRAMD) unit, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth
University Degree 1994: MBBS, University of Western Australia
2003: MSc, University of Maastricht
PhD Thesis  
Research interests Anxiety, Depression, Psychopharmacology

Key Publications















Lopresti AL, Maker GL, Hood SD, Drummond PD. A review of peripheral biomarkers in major depression: the potential of inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol.Biol.Psychiatry 2014;48:102-11.

Hood SD, Norman A, Hince DA, Melichar J, Hulse GK. Benzodiazepine dependence and its treatment with low dose flumazenil. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2012; 77(2): 285-94

Hood S, Potokar J, Davies S, Hince D, Morris K, Seddon K, Nutt D, Argyropoulos S. Dopaminergic challenges in social anxiety disorder: evidence for dopamine D3 desensitisation following successful treatment with serotonergic antidepressants. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 2010; 24(5): 709-716

Davies SJC, Jackson P, Lewis G, Hood SD, Nutt DJ, Potokar J. Is the association of hypertension and panic disorder explained by clustering of autonomic panic symptoms in hypertensive patients? Journal of Affective Disorders 2008; 111(2-3): 344-350.

Hood SD, Hince DA, Robinson H, Cirillo M, Christmas D, Kaye JM. Serotonin regulation of the human stress response. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2006;31(9):1087-97.

Hood SD, Bell C, Nutt DJ. Acute tryptophan depletion. Part I: Rationale and Methodology. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2005;39:558-64.

Argyropoulos SV, Hood SD, Adrover M, Bell C, Rich A, Nash J, Rich N, Witchel H, Nutt DJ. Tryptophan depletion reverses the therapeutic effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in social anxiety disorder. Biological Psychiatry 2004; 56(7): 503-9

René Hurlemann

Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Division of Medical Psychology
University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany
T: +49 228 287 19123
F: +49 228 287 19125

University University of Bonn, Germany
Position Consultant / Lecturer
University Degree 2001: MD, University of Bonn, Germany
2006: MSc. Universities of Maastricht and Florence (Affective Neuroscience)
PhD Thesis 2007: "The costs and benefits of emotional memory formation"
Research interests Neurobiology of emotion, affective neuroscience
Key Publications

Hurlemann R, Hawellek B, Matusch A, Kolsch H, Wollersen H, Madea B, Vogeley K, Maier W, Dolan RJ (2005) Noradrenergic modulation of emotion-induced forgetting and remembering. J Neurosci 25:6343-6349

Hurlemann R (2008) Noradrenergic-glucococorticoid mechanisms in emotion-induced amnesia: from adaptation to disease. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 197:13–23

Kukolja J, Schläpfer TE, Keysers C, Klingmuller, Maier W, Fink GR, Hurlemann R (2008) Modeling a negative response bias in the human amygdala by noradrenergic–glucocorticoid interactions. J Neurosci 28:12868–76

Hurlemann R, Schläpfer TE, Matusch A, Reich H, Shah NJ, Zilles K, Maier W, Bauer A (2009) Reduced 5-HT(2A) receptor signaling following selective bilateral amygdala damage. SCAN 4(1):79-84

Onur OA, Walter H, Schläpfer TE, Rehme AK, Schmidt C, Keysers C, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2009) Noradrenergic enhancement of amygdala responses to fear. SCAN 4:119-26

Keith Kendrick

Research Professor of Psychology
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu
School of Life Sciences and Technology
People's Republic of China

Affiliation University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Position Head of Social Cognition and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory
Other affiliations

UK Government "Animal Procedures Committee" (APC) (2005 - present)
Director and Trustee for Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (2006 - present)
Scientific Advisory Board for UNAM, Mexico, Faculty of Medicine's Alzheimer Research Programme (2006 - present)

University Degree

1976: BA Honours Psychology, University of Durham
1979: PhD Psychology, University of Durham

PhD Thesis 1979: "A Neuronal Effect of Testosterone"
Research interests Brain systems, social and emotional behaviours, processing of olfactory and visual cues, individual recognition

Fellow of the Institute of Biology (December 1996)
Emeritus professor and Fellow of Gresham College (London)

Key Publications

Guevara-Guzman R, Arriaga V, Kendrick KM, Bernal C, Vega X, Mercado-Gomez OF, Rivas-Arancibia S. (2009) Estradiol prevents ozone-induced increases in brain lipid peroxidation and impaired social recognition memory in female rats. Neuroscience 159:940-950

Sanchez-Andrade G, Kendrick KM. (2009) The main olfactory system and social learning in mammals. Behavioural Brain Research 200: 323-335.

Trabace L, Kendrick KM, Castrignano S, Colaianna M, De Giorgi A, Schiavone S, Lanni C, Cuomo V, Govoni S (2007) Soluble amyloid beta1-42 reduces dopamine levels in rat prefrontal cortex: relationship to nitric oxide. Neuroscience 147 652-663

Brennan PA, Kendrick KM (2006) Mammalian social odours: attraction and individual recognition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 361 2061-2078

Christen M, Nicol A, Kendrick KM, Ott T, Stoop R (2006) Odour encoding in olfactory neuronal networks beyond synchronization. NeuroReport 17 1499-1502

Tate AJ, Fischer H, Leigh AE, Kendrick KM (2006) Behavioural and neurophysiological evidence for face identity and face emotion processing in animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 361 2155-2172

Da Costa APC, Leigh AE, Man M-S, Kendrick KM (2004) Face pictures reduce behavioural, autonomic, endocrine and neural indices of stress and fear in sheep.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 271 2077-2084

Fabre-Nys C, Chesneau D, De La Riva C, Hinton MR, Locatelli A, Ohkura S, Kendrick KM (2003) Biphasic role of dopamine on female sexual behaviour via D2 receptors in the mediobasal hypothalamus. Neuropharmacology 44 354-366

Broad KD, Hinton MR, Keverne EB, Kendrick KM (2002) Involvement of the medial prefrontal cortex in mediating behavioural responses to odour cues rather than olfactory recognition memory. Neuroscience 114 715-729

Broad KD, Mimmack ML, Keverne EB, Kendrick KM (2002) Increased BDNF and trk-B mRNA expression in cortical and limbic regions following formation of a social recognition memory. European Journal of Neuroscience 16 2166-2174

Kendrick KM, Da Costa APC, Leigh AE, Hinton MR, Peirce JW (2001) Sheep don't forget a face. Nature 414 165-166

Trabace L, Kendrick KM (2000) Nitric oxide can differentially modulate striatal neurotransmitter concentrations via soluble guanylate cyclase and peroxynitrite formation. Journal of Neurochemistry 75 1664-1674


Ulrike Lueken

Full Professor
University Hospital Würzburg
Dept. of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy
Section Experimental and Clinical Psychotherapy Research
T: + 49-931-201-77410
F: + 49-931-201-677410

University University Hospital Würzburg

Full Professor

Other affiliations No
University Degree

Diploma-Psychology, MSc, Dr. rer. nat. (~ PhD)

Habilitation 4th March, 2013, Faculty of Science, Technische Universität Dresden
Habilitation thesis: “Exploring the neural signature of anxiety and its mechanisms of change following cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen)
Dissertation 15th December, 2006, postgraduate program “Psychobiology”, Trier University
Dissertation thesis: “Pathoanatomical, psychophysiological, and psy-chological correlates of altered mood states following stroke” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Wittling)
Research interests

Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, fMRI, Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, Fear Conditioning, Extinction
Parkinson’s Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation, Non-Motor Symptoms, Apathy

Key Publications

Lueken, U., Hilbert, K., Wittchen, H.-U., Reif, A. & Hahn, T. (2015). Diagnostic classification of specific phobia subtypes using structural MRI data: a machine learning approach. Journal of Neural Transmission, 122, 123-134.

Lueken, U., Straube, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Konrad, C., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Arolt, V., Kircher, T., Deckert, J. & Reif, A. (2015). Therapygenetics: anterior cingulate cortex - amygdala coupling is associated with 5-HTTLPR and treatment response in panic disorder and agoraphobia. Journal of Neural Transmission, 122, 135-144.

Hahn, T., Kircher, T., Straube, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Konrad, C., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Reif, A., Arolt, V. & Lueken, U. (2014). Predicting treatment response to cognitive-behavioral therapy in panic disorder with agoraphobia by integrating local neural information. JAMA Psychiatry, 72, 68-74.

Lueken, U., Hilbert, K., Stolyar, V., Maslowski, N. I., Beesdo-Baum, K. & Wittchen, H.-U. (2014). Neural substrates of defensive reactivity in two subtypes of specific phobia. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1668-1675.

Lueken, U., Straube, B., Reinhardt, I., Maslowski, N. I., Wittchen, H.-U., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Konrad, C., Ewert, A., Uhlmann, C., Arolt, V., Jansen, A. & Kircher, T. (2014). Altered top-down and bottom-up processing of fear conditioning in panic disorder with agoraphobia. Psychological Medicine, 44, 381-394.

Straube, B., Lueken, U., Jansen, A., Konrad, K., Gloster, A. T., Gerlach, A. L., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Gauggel, S., Wittchen, H.-U., Arolt, V. & Kircher, T. (2014). Neural correlates of procedural variants in cognitive behavioral therapy: A randomized, controlled multicentre fMRI study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83, 222-233.

Straube, B., Reif, A., Richter, J., Lueken, U., Weber, H., Arolt, V., Jansen, A., Zwanzger, P., Domschke, K., Pauli, P., Konrad, C., Gerlach, A. L., Lang, T., Fydrich, T., Alpers, G., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Hamm, A., Deckert, J. & Kircher, T. (2014). The functional -1019C/G HTR1A polymorphism and mechanisms of fear. Translational Psychiatry, 4, e490.

Wittmann, A., Schlagenhauf, F., Guhn, A., Lueken, U., Stoy, M., Bermpohl, F., Fydrich, T., Pfleiderer, B., Bruhn, H., Gerlach, A. L., Kircher, T., Straube, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Arolt, V., Heinz, A. & Ströhle, A. (2014). Anticipating agoraphobic situations: the neural correlates of panic disorder with agoraphobia. Psychological Medicine, 7, 1-12.

Kircher, T., Arolt, V., Jansen, A., Pyka, M., Reinhardt, I., Kellermann, T., Konrad, C., Lueken, U., Gloster, A. T., Gerlach, A. L., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Wittchen, H. U., Straube, B. (2013). Effect of cognitive behavioural therapy on neural correlates of fear conditioning in panic disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 73, 93-101.

Lueken, U., Straube, B., Konrad, C. Wittchen, H.-U., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Uhlmann, C., Arolt, V., Jansen, A., Kircher, T. (2013). Neural substrates of treatment response to cognitive behavioral therapy in panic disorder with agoraphobia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170, 1345-1355.

Reif, A., Richter, J., Straube, B., Höfler, M., Lueken, U., Gloster, A. T., Weber, H., Domschke, K., Fehm, L., Ströhle, A., Jansen, A., Gerlach, A., Pyka, M., Reinhardt, I., Konrad, C., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Alpers, G. W., Pauli, P., Arolt, V., Wittchen. H.-U., Hamm, A., Kircher, T. & Deckert, J. (2013). MAOA and mechanisms of panic disorder revisited: from bench to molecular psychotherapy. Molecular Psychiatry, 19, 122-128.

Andrea Malizia

Consultant, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry
University of Bristol
Psychopharmacology Unit
Bristol, United Kingdom
T: +44 117 3313143

University University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Position Consultant / Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry
Other affiliations Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, London
University Degree 1983: MB BS, University of London, UK
1988: MRCPSych
1990: BA, Open University
1992: Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapy, UMDS
2001: MD, University of Bristol, UK
PhD Thesis 2000: "Positron Emitting Ligands in the Study of the Clinical Psychopharmacology of Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders"
Research interests Psychopharmacology, Neuroimaging, Anxiety and affective disorders
Key Publications

Pangalos MN, Malizia AL, et al (1992) Effects of psychotropic drugs on excitatory amino acids in patients undergoing psychosurgery for depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 638-642.

Malizia AL, et al (1996) Benzodiazepine site pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic quantification in man: direct measurement of drug occupancy and effects on the human brain in vivo. Neuropharmacology, 35, 1483-1491.

Malizia AL, et al (1998) Decreased brain GABA(A)-benzodiazepine receptor binding in panic disorder: preliminary results from a quantitative PET study. Archives of General Psychiatry. 55 (8):715-20.

Malizia AL, et al (2000) Desipramine binding to Cardiac Noradrenaline reuptake Sites in Man in Vivo. European Journal of Pharmacology. 391: 263-267.

Daglish MRC, Weinstein A, Malizia AL et al (2001) Regional cerebral blood flow changes elicited by craving memories in abstinent opiate-dependent individuals. American Journal of Psychiatry 158 (10):1680-6.

Nutt DJ, Malizia AL (2004) Structural and functional brain changes in PTSD. J Clin Psychiatry 65 S1:11-7

Melichar JK, Hume SP, Williams TM, Daglish MR, Taylor LG, Ahmad R, Malizia AL, et al(2005) Using [11C]-Diprenorphine to image opioid receptor occupancy by methadone in opioid addiction: clinical and preclinical studies. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 312(1):309-15, 2005

Dean Mobbs

Director: Social, Affective and Ecological Neuroscience Laboratory
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Pasadena, California

Phone: +1347406-3673

University California Institute of Technology

Directr Social, Affective and Ecological Neuroscience Laboratory

Other affiliations Associate Editor for the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience SCAN, the co-director of undergraduate studies for Psychology at Columbia University, a life member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge
University Degree

PhD, (2004-2007) the Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging, University College London

PhD Thesis Free will versus determinism: how 'reflective' and 'reflexive' systems modulate affective behavior
Research interests Social and Affective Neuroscience, Neuroecology and Neurophilosophy.

2015 APS Janet Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

Key Publications

Mobbs, D., Hassabis, D. Yu, R., Chu, C., Rushworth, M., Boorman, E., Dalgleish, T. (2013). Foraging under competition: The neural basis of input matching in humans. Journal of Neuroscience. 33; 9866-9872

Schweizer, S., Grahn, J., Hampshire, A., Mobbs, D., & Dalgleish, T. (2013). The neural substrates underlying cognitive gains in working memory and transfer effects onto the cognitive control of emotions. Journal of Neuroscience. 33; 5301-5311.

Feldman Hall, O., Dalgleish, T. Thompson, R., Evans, D., Schweizer, S., Mobbs, D. (2012). Differential Neural Circuitry and Self-Interest in Real versus Hypothetical Moral Decisions. Social, Cognitive and Affect Neuroscience. 7 (7), 743-751.

Mobbs, D., Yu, R., Rowe, J., FeldmanHall, O., Dalgleish, T. (2010). Neural activity associated with monitoring the oscillating threat value of a Tarantula. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USA. 107(47):20582-6.

Mobbs, D., Meyer, M., Yu, R., Passamonti, L., Seymour, B.J., Calder A.J., Schweizer, S., Frith, C.D., Dalgleish, T. (2009). A key role for similarity in vicarious reward. Science. 324, 900.

Takahashi, H., Kato, M., Matsuura, M., Mobbs, D., Suhara, T., Okubo, Y. (2009). When Your Gain Is My Pain and Your Pain is My Gain: Neural Correlates of Envy and Schandenfreude. Science. 323, 937-939.

Mobbs, D., Petrovic, P., Marchant, J., Hassabis, D., Seymour, B., Weiskopf, N., Dolan, R.J., Frith, C.D (2007). When Fear is Near: Threat Imminence Elicits Prefrontal - Periaqueductal Grey Shifts in Humans. Science. 317; 1079-1083.

Mobbs, D., Lau, H.C., Jones, O.D., Frith, C.D. (2007). Law, Responsibility and the Brain. PLoS-Biology. 5; E103.

David Nutt

Professor of Psychopharmacology
Imperial College, London
Division of Neuroscience and Mental Health
United Kingdom
T: +44 20 75946628
F: +44 20 75946548

University Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Position Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology
Director of Neuropsychopharmacology Unit
Other affiliations

Editor of the Journal of Psychopharmacology
Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD)
Visiting professor, Maastricht University

University Degree 1975 MB BChir (Cantab)
1977 MRCP (London)
1981 MA, MB, BChir (Oxon) (by incorporation)
1982 DM (Oxon)
1983 MRCPsych (UK)
1994 FRCPsych (UK)
2002 FMedSci
2002 FRCP
PhD Thesis 1982: "The effect of convulsions and drugs on seizure susceptibility in rats"
Research interests Anxiety, Depression, Sleep, Addiction
Miscellaneous Former President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Advisor to the British National Formulary
Member of the MRC Neuroscience Board
Key Publications

Daglish MR, Weinstein A, Malizia AL, Wilson S, Melichar JK, Britten S, Brewer C, Lingford-Hughes A, Myles JS, Grasby P, Nutt DJ (2001), Changes in regional cerebral blood flow elicited by craving memories in abstinent opiate-dependent subjects 2, Am.J.Psychiatry 158: 1680-1686.

Argyropoulos SV, Hood SD, Adrover M, Bell CJ, Rich AS, Nash JR, Rich N, Witchel HJ, Nutt DJ (2004), Tryptophan depletion reverses the therapeutic effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in Social Anxiety Disorder., Biol.Psychiatry 56: 503-509
Bell C, Forshall S, Adrover M, Nash J, Hood S, Argyropoulos S, Rich A, Nutt DJ (2002), Does 5-HT restrain panic? A tryptophan depletion study in panic disorder patients recovered on paroxetine, J.Psychopharmacol. 16: 5-14

Lingford-Hughes, AR, Wilson, SJ, Cunningham VJ, Feeney A, Stevenson B, Brooks D, Nutt DJ. (2005) GABA-benzodiazepine receptor function in alcohol dependence: a combined 11C-flumazenil PET and pharmacodynamic study. Psychopharmacology: 180(4): 595-606.

Bailey JE, Argyropoulos SV, Kendrick AH, Nutt DJ. (2005) Behavioural and cardiovascular effects of 7.5% CO2 in human volunteers. Depress Anxiety. 21(1): 18-25.

Davies, S.J.C., Hood, S. D., Argyropoulos, S. V., Morris, K., Bell, C. Witchel, H. J., Jackson, P. R., Nutt, D. J., Potokar, J., 2006. Depleting serotonin enhances both cardiovascular and psychological stress reactivity in recovered patients with anxiety disorders. (in press). Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 26(4):414-8.

Stefano Pallanti

Professor of Psychiatry
Florence University
Dept. of Psychiatric and Neurological Sciences
Florence, Italy

University University of Florence, Italy
Position Professor of Psychiatry
Other affiliations Adjunct associate professor of psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
University Degree 1983: MD, Florence University, Italy
PhD Thesis 1992: "CNV Contingent Negative Variation in Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients"
Research interests Anxiety, Impulsivity, Clinical and Neurobiological studies
Key Publications

Hollander E, Pallanti S, Allen A, Sood E, Baldini Rossi N.Does sustained-release lithium reduce impulsive gambling and affective instability versus placebo in pathological gamblers with bipolar spectrum disorders? Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Jan;162(1):137-45

Haznedar MM, Roversi F, Pallanti S, Baldini-Rossi N, Schnur DB, Licalzi EM, Tang C, Hof PR, Hollander E, Buchsbaum MS. Fronto-thalamo-striatal gray and white matter volumes and anisotropy of their connections in bipolar spectrum illnesses. Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Apr 1;57(7):733-42

Pallanti S, Quercioli L. Treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: methodological issues, operational definitions and therapeutic lines.Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2006 May;30(3):400-12

Pallanti S, Quercioli L, Hollander E. Social anxiety in outpatients with schizophrenia: a relevant cause of disability. Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Jan;161(1):53-8.

Pallanti S, Quercioli L, Pazzagli A, Rossi A, Dell'Osso L, Pini S,Cassano GB. Awareness of illness and subjective experience of cognitive complaints in patients with bipolar I and bipolar II disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Jul;156(7):1094-6

Giampaolo Perna

Scientific Director and Chief
San Benedetto Hospital
Dept. of Clinical Neurosciences
Albese Con Cassano (Como), Italy
T: +39 347 8070293
F: +39 02 70036118

Affiliation San Benedetto Hospital, Albese con Cassano, Italy
Position Scientific Director and Chief
Other affiliations

Visiting Professor, Maastricht University
Voluntary Professor of Pyschiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (USA)

University Degree 1990: MD, State University of Milan
PhD Thesis 1997: "Psychobiology of Panic Disorder"
Research interests Biology of anxiety disorders, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Emotions and emotional intelligence, temperament and personality
Key Publications

Perna G, Favaron E, DiBella D, Bellodi L: Anti-Panic Efficacy of Paroxetine and Polymorphism within the promoter of the serotonin transporter gene. Neuropsychopharmacol 30(12):2230-5, 2005

Caldirola D, Bellodi L, Cammino S, Perna G: Smoking and respiratory irregularity in panic disorder. Biol Psychiatry, 56: 393-398, 2004

Perna G, Bertani A, Caldirola D, Di Pasquale D, Migliarese G, Bellodi L: Modulation of hyperreactivity to 35% CO2 after one week treatment with paroxetine and reboxetine: a double blind, randomized study. J Clin Psychopharmacol 24: 1-6, 2004

Caldirola D, Bellodi L, Caumo A, Migliarese G, Perna G: Approximate entropy of respiratory patterns in panic disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 161: 79-87, 2004

Perna G, Cocchi S, Bertani A, Arancio C, Bellodi L: 35% CO2 challenge in healthy first degree relatives of patients with panic disorder. Am J Psychiatry, 152: 623-625, 1995

Joseph Zohar

Professor of Psychiatry
Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Dept. of Psychiatry
Tel Hashomer, Israel
T: +972 3 5303300
F: +972 3 5352788

University Tel Aviv University, Israel
Position Full professor
Other affiliations Director of Psychiatry A, Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Visiting Professor, Maastricht University
University Degree 1973: MD, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
PhD Thesis 1973 "Impotence post prostatectomy - a prospective study"
Research interests Treatment resistant depression, Anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD and "schizo-obsessive" disorder
Miscellaneous Chairman, WPA Section on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (1993 - 1999)
World Health Organisation (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on Neuroscience (1996 - present)
President, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (2010 - present)
Chairman of EACIC Steering Committee
Key Publications

H. Cohen, J. Zohar, M.A. Matar, Z. Kaplan, A.B. Geva: Unsupervised fuzzy clustering analysis supports behavioral cutoff criteria in an animal model of posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry 58 (8): 640-650, 2005.

Y. Sasson, S, Dekel, M. Chopra, Y. Zinger, D. Amital and J. Zohar: Posttraumatic obsessive compulsive disorder – a case series. Psychiatry Research 135 (2): 145-152, 2005.

J. Zohar, JL. Kennedy, E. Hollander, LM. Koran: Serotonin-1D Hypothesis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An Update. J Clin Psychiatry, 65 (Suppl 14): 18-21, 2004.

H. Cohen, J. Zohar and M. Matar : The Relevance of differential response to trauma in an animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 53: 463-473, 2003

(Winner of the A.E. Bennett Research award) R. Gross-Isseroff, H. Hermesh, J. Zohar, A. Weizman: Neuroimaging communality between schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder: A putative basis for schizo-obsessive disorder? World J Biol Psychiatry, 4 (3): 129-134, 2003.

S. Pallanti, E. Hollander, C. Bienstock, L. Koran, J. Leckman, D. Marazziti, M. Pato, D. Stein, J. Zohar: Treatment non-response in OCD: Methodological issues and operational definitions. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol, 5 (2): 181-191, 2002.

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