Funded projects

Twelve transnational research consortia are funded under the umbrella of the NEURON JTC2013 “Mental Disorders”. In total, 48 research groups from eleven European countries, Canada and Israel collaborate in these projects. The total funding volume of the call adds up to 10 M €.

Projects and partners are shown below. Please click on “summary” to download a brief project overview. See also our newsletter on the JTC2013.

Projects and partners are shown below.




Coordinator (in bold) and Partners


Novel molecular pathways and biomarkers of anxiety disorders

summary (pdf, 264 KB)

Iiris Hovatta (FI)

Christoph Turck (DE)

Angelika Erhardt (DE)

Alon Chen (IL)


Role of genetic polymorphisms in drug metabolizing cytochrome P450 enzymes expressed in the brain for affective disorders

summary (pdf, 333 KB)

Julia Stingl (DE)

Roberto Viviani (DE)

Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg (SE)

Rachel Tyndale (CA)


Discovering genetic risk factors for neuropsychiatric disorders and their consequences using dogs, humans and mice

summary (pdf, 328 KB)

Hannes Lohi (FI)

Paul Arnold (CA)

Rui Costa (PT)


VGLUT3 and vulnerability to addiction

summary (pdf, 264 KB)

Salah El Mestikawy (CA)

Frank Bellivier (FR)

Stéphane Jamain (FR)

Christian Rosenmund (DE)

Åsa Mackenzie (SE)


Cocaine addiction: a translational study to identify and characterize dysfunctional neural networks

summary (pdf, 260 KB)

Véronique Deroche-Gamonet (FR)

Rainer Spanagel (DE)

Marco Leyton (CA)

Cyril Herry (FR)


HYPerforin analogues, ZInc and TRPC6 channels – a new antidepressant concept?

summary (pdf, 440 KB)

Kristina Leuner (DE)

Alexandre Bouron (FR)

Gabriel Nowak (PL)


Role of inflammation and related processes in the development, phenomenology and treatment of depression

summary (pdf, 468 KB)

Martin Schaefer (DE)

Lucile Capuron (FR)

Annamaria Cattaneo (IT)

Astrid Friebe (DE)

Marion Leboyer (FR)


Biological Mechanisms of Transgenerational Transmission of Early Life Stress

summary (pdf, 316 KB)

Claudia Buss (DE)

Elisabeth Binder (DE)

Katri Räikkönen (FI)

Michael Meaney (CA)

Pathik Wadhwa (USA; not funded)


Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Function in mTOR-Deficient Intellectual Disability Syndromes

summary (pdf, 275 KB)

Vera Kalscheuer (DE)

Vania Broccoli (IT)

Susann Schweiger (DE)

Rainer Schneider (AT)


Development of feedback-controlled neuromodulation strategies for the treatment of intractable repetitive hyperkinetic movement disorders

summary (pdf, 274 KB)

Christine Winter (DE)

Konstantinos Meletis (SE)

Alberto Priori (IT)
Sam Ewing (DE; own funding)


The role of TAO2 in brain connectivity and Autism Spectrum Disorders

summary (pdf, 274 KB)

Froylan Calderon de Anda (DE)

Claudia Bagni (BE)

Karun Singh (CA)

Stephen Scherer (CA)


Uncertainty monitoring vs. inhibition of action in obsessive-compulsive disorder: role of the subthalamic nucleus and effects of stimulation in humans and rodents

summary (pdf, 298 KB)

Luc Mallet (FR)

Lars Wojtecki (DE)

Rui Costa (PT)


Proposals are presented in alphabetical order according to their acronym.