Elisabeth Binder

Elisabeth Binder

Short Bio

Elisabeth Binder has studied Medicine at the University of Vienna, Austria and Neuroscience at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA. Following a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University, Elisabeth Binder is currently director of the Department of Translational Research in Psychiatry at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich.

Awards & Memberships

2010        Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics

2012        Max Hamilton Memorial Prize of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP)

2016        Eva King-Killam Research Award for outstanding translational research contribution to
                 Neuropsychopharmacology (American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, ACNP)

2017        Member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences

2017        Carus Medal of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences

2019        Valkhof Chair at the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, NL

2019        Ron the Kloet award for Stress Research awarded by the Stress-NL Consortium

2020        Member National Academy of Medicine, USA

Roles in professional societies

  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology: member since 2007 and Fellow since 2020
  • International Society of Psychiatric Genetics: Board Member 2014 to 2020, secretary 2016 to 2020
  • European College of Neuropsychopharmacology: Fellow since 2021, Member, Executive Committee and Vice president 2019-present
  • ALBA Network (towards diversity and equality in brain sciences): Member of the steering committee
  • Child & Brain Development Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research: Member of the Advisory Committee and chair since 2019


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