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Psychiatric Research Symposium: Unveiling Minds – Genetic Insights and Cellular Mechanisms

With an international line-up of speakers, 2022 Ben Barres Spotlight Award winner Reeteka Sud presents an event focused on the latest developments in psychiatric genetics.

On September 29, Reeteka Sud – 2022 Ben Barres Spotlight Award winner – and Biju Viswanath from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India, will host an online event showcasing the latest developments in psychiatric genetics, featuring talks on international consortium studies and patient-derived stem cell research.

The event will include opening remarks by Janardhan Reddy (NIMHANS) and presentations by Raghu Padinjat (National Centre for Biological Sciences, India), Kristen Brennand (Yale University School of Medicine, United States) and Ole Andreassen (University of Oslo, Norway).

The session will also include an audience Q&A with eLife’s Research Culture Manager Stuart King, dedicated to answering your questions about eLife and our new model of publishing.

The event will be around 2.5 hours long and will be run via Zoom, hosted by NIMHANS.

Join on Tuesday, September 29, at 5:15pm IST | 1:45pm CEST | 12:45pm BST

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About the eLife speakers:

Reeteka Sud NIMHANS, India

Reeteka Sud

Reeteka Sud’s research focuses on the cellular basis of severe mental illnesses. She was awarded a Ben Barres Spotlight Award in 2022, following her preprint reporting abnormalities in the migration of neural precursor cells in familial bipolar disorder, which was reviewed by PeerRef.

Stuart King Research Culture Manager eLife, Cambridge, UK

Stuart King
Research Culture Manager
eLife, Cambridge, UK

Working with eLife for almost a decade, Stuart’s role supports an ambitious agenda to improve the way research is reviewed and communicated, and to promote openness, integrity, equity, diversity and inclusion in research. Since 2019, he has served as eLife’s representative on the Steering Committee for the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

About the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards:

The Ben Barres Spotlight Awards are run annually by eLife to provide visibility and funds to researchers from underrepresented groups in biology and medicine or from countries with limited research funding. The awards are named in memory of our late colleague, transgender researcher and fervent advocate for equality in science, Ben Barres. The awards are open to eligible authors of preprints with publicly available reviews as well as authors published in eLife. Reviewers for these awards focus primarily on the catalytic potential of the funds towards overcoming barriers and unlocking new opportunities for the applicants’ research and career.


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