IMPRS for Translational Psychiatry

IMPRS for Translational Psychiatry

The IMPRS-TP PhD program provides first class training to internationally outstanding students who are passionate about molecular, cellular and systemic psychiatric research. In addition to traditional PhD positions, we offer a unique integrated PhD/residenceprogram in psychiatry to exceptional medical doctors.


The gene which defines us as humans

December 17, 2018

Researchers from the University of Otago and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, have discovered information about a gene that sets primates – great apes and humans – apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare ...

Stress affects brain’s blood flow

September 11, 2018

Several imaging studies suggest a link between chronic stress and changes in brain regions that coordinate the stress response. Acute stress responses can be adaptive, but chronic stress can trigger psychiatric disorders. To help determine what ...

Stress in the cerebellum

August 21, 2018

In two recent and related studies, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have advanced our understanding of the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) system’s role in cerebellar functioning. The cerebellum is a large brain ...

mRNA methylation: A novel mechanistic link between stress regulation and psychiatric disorders

August 07, 2018

It is well established that stress can alter the activation pattern of our genes. Stress also triggers epigenetic mechanisms which modulate how DNA, the carrier of genetic information, is read. The genetic information on the DNA is in the next step ...

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