Scientific Advisory board

NEURON is the European Research Area network with a holistic view of the brain and a focus on mental health. In accordance to the national policy priorities of many participating funders, mental disorders are of high importance in NEURON call topics. NEURON Cofund2 will continue with this strategy. The activities are based on the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), developed and written by the NEURON SAB and additional highly renowned experts.

The SRA encompasses the brain as a whole and covers mental disorders, neurological diseases, sensory organ diseases and peripheral nervous system disorders. The scientific priorities laid out in the SRA aim at understanding disease mechanisms (cell-based & animal models, comorbidities, and resilience), understanding disease progression (pathology, diagnosis, biomarkers, stratification) as well as interventions (prevention and treatment).

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is appointed to support the planning of strategic research issues.

Frauke Zipp (Chair Scientific Advisory Board)

Frauke Zipp
© Frauke Zipp

Affiliation/Appointments:

Director of the Department of Neurology at the University Medical Center Mainz, Department of Neurology, Mainz, Germany;
Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Celso Arango

Celso Arango
© Celso Arango

Affiliation/Appointments:

Child and Adolescent Department of Psychiatry at Hospital General, Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain;
past President of The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP); President of the Spanish Psychiatry Society

Paola Bovolenta

Paola Bovolenta
© Paola Bovolenta

Affiliation/Appointments:

Head of the Biology and Biomedicine Area of the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas), Madrid, Spain;
Member of the FENS Communication/Publication Committee

Joab Chapman

Joab Chapman
© Joab Chapman

Affiliation/Appointments:

Chair in Mental and Neurological Diseases at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine , Tel Aviv, Israel

Ulrich Dirnagl

Ulrich Dirnagl
Ulrich Dirnagl © BHI – Thomas Rafalzyk

Affiliation/Appointments:

Director Department of Experimental Neurology; director of the QUEST Center for Transforming Biomedical Research at the Berlin Institute of Health. QUEST (Quality-Ethics- open Science – Translation)

Jean-Antoine Girault

Jean-Antoine Girault
© Jean-Antoine Girault

Affiliation/Appointments:

Inserm Research Director and
Head of Institut du Fer à Moulin, Paris, France;
President of the French society for Neuroscience

Leszek Kaczmarek

Leszek Kaczmarek
© Leszek Kaczmarek

Affiliation/Appointments:

Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland; Chair, Division of Biological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences; President of the EMBC (European Molecular Biology Conference);
President of EMBC

Dimitri M Kullmann

Dimitri M Kullmann

Affiliation/Appointments:

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Marion Leboyer

Marion Leboyer
© Marion Leboyer

Affiliation/Appointments:

University of Paris Est, France
Head of Psychiatry (Hôpitaux Universitaires Mondor, Assistance-Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris). “Translational Psychiatry” lab at Inserm. Executive director of a non profit foundation, “Fondation FondaMental”

Brigitte Malgrange

Brigitte Malgrange

Affiliation/Appointments:

University of Liège, Vice- Director GIGA-Neurocience Unit, FNRS Research Director

Fabrizio Tagliavini

Fabrizio Tagliavini

Affiliation/Appointments:

Head of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Director of the Division of Neurology 5 & Neuropathology at the Neurological Institute “Carlo Besta”, Milan, Italy