Meeting for Minds is pleased and proud to have the following internationally acclaimed institutions as partners:
The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering
The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering – Geneva, Switzerland The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering is sponsoring our Meeting for Minds ‘SYNERGIES’ Switzerland event, February 2018 – a day of encounters between mental health researchers, consumers and carers in Switzerland, offering an opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences and explore three co-design scenarios proposed by leading researchers. Meeting for Minds is grateful to the Wyss Center for sponsoring this event. The Wyss Center offers resources and expertise to accelerate development of neurotechnology from research to clinical solutions in order to improve the lives of people with nervous system disorders. The Meeting for Minds SYNERGIES Switzerland event will launch Meeting for Minds in Switzerland in February of 2018. The event will bring together people with lived experience of mental illness and researchers in the brain sciences and mental illness. It will provide the opportunity for both parties to begin work on partnering in research by sharing their knowledge and experience.
BMRI – Brain & Mind Research Institute
BMRI – Brain & Mind Research Institute – Sydney, Australia The Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) was founded in 2003 within the University of Sydney. The BMRI is devoted to the investigation and treatment of diseases of the brain and mind. It provides clinical services to children, adolescents and adults and accommodates, on the same site, basic neurosciences and translational research. The purpose of the BMRI is to provide a hub of clinical and technical expertise, attracting new overseas research professors to facilitate major developments in neuroscience, both on campus and in the University’s teaching hospitals. The Brain & Mind Research Institute is a unique concept in which fundamental research and clinical excellence are combined. The Mental Health Clinical and Translational Research programs are headed by a range of researchers delivering clinical service programs in the key areas of psychiatry, neurology and population mental health. They work in a collaborative care model. The environment fosters a continuous development of ideas and research involvement including clinical trials, multi-site projects and e-health initiatives.
ICM – Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (Brain and Spine Institute)
ICM – Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (Brain and Spine Institute) – Paris, France The Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) is a significant and innovative international research centre. The ICM focuses on 5 principal areas of research: Area 1: Neurodegenerative and age-related diseases Area 2: Developmental diseases, glia disorders and repair Area 3: Neuronal excitability, nervous transmission and associated diseases including epilepsy. Area 4: Cognition, emotion, action Area 5: Head and spinal cord injuries, neuro-plasticity The Philippe & Maria Halphen Foundation is very proud to have the support of Professor Yves Agid of the ICM.
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – Haifa, Israel Founded in 1912, the Technion is the oldest university in Israel. In close collaboration with industry, the Technion’s mission is to advance knowledge, ensure its transmission and promote the most advanced technology for the benefit of the State of Israel. For over 100 years the Technion has been providing comprehensive and academically excellent training for students in science and technology. Drawing on its 18 faculties and 52 separate institutes devoted to interdisciplinary research, particularly in the field of medicine and biotechnology, the Technion is at the forefront of global innovation.. In 2004, two Professors of the Faculty of Medicine ‘ Rappaport ‘ Aaron Ciechanover and Hershko Avraam won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of Ubiquitin. In 2011, Professor Dan Shechtman of the Faculty of Materials won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of non-periodic quasi-crystals.
Weizmann Institute of Science
Weizmann Institute of Science – Rehovot, Israel Founded in 1949, the Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions. The Department of Neurobiology has 18 research groups studying different levels of brain function, design, and pathologies. These studies rely on multi-disciplinary, cutting-edge methodologies, including molecular biology and genetics, electrophysiology in vitro and in vivo, functional imaging and psychophysics, computational modelling and theory. The Department has over 100 graduate students and post-docs from a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, biology, computer science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, medicine, psychology, and engineering. These scientists are engaged in highly integrative and interdisciplinary research in a stimulating intellectual atmosphere. They have at their disposal research facilities that are among the most advanced available. The Department works closely and cooperatively with other top research institutions across the globe.