Prof. Martien Kas is a Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES) at the University of Groningen. His group research focuses on determinants of behavior, especially of behavioral strategies and biological processes that are essential across species and that are affected in various neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g. social interaction and sensory information processing). By means of cross-species genetic analyses of neurobehavioral traits (of mice and men) and digital phenotyping, they aim to identify genotype–phenotype relationships relevant to the development and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. These studies will lead to the understanding of conserved gene function in regulating essential behavioral strategies and will ultimately improve therapeutic and preventive strategies in contribution to healthy aging. In addition, he is Executive Committee Board member and President-elect of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Editorial Board member of Mammalian Genome, and project coordinator of the PRISM project, a large EU Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) project that aims to unpick the biological reasons underlying social dysfunction, which is a common early symptom of schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and major depressive disorder.

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Industry
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
13:00 - 14:00
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Industry session hall 2
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13:45 - 13:55

Pushing the Boundaries of Precision Psychiatry: What PRISM Has Taught Us

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Industry
Date
Sun, 05.06.2022
Session Time
13:00 - 14:00
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Industry session hall 2
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13:15 - 13:30