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Episode title: On the value of scientific work, collaboration and communication, the younger generation and being a woman in science
Interviewed: Gitte Knudsen, Denmark
Gitte Moos Knudsen is President of ECNP and professor at Dept. Neurology, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a translational neurobiologist and clinical neurologist with interest in advanced methodological developments that she subsequently applies in her research to address pertinent neurobiological and clinical issues. Her scientific interests include the neurobiology of cerebral neurotransmission and neuropharmacological interventions with particular emphasis on molecular brain imaging. Her lab investigates human brain disease mechanisms and predicts brain responses to categories of neuromodulatory interventions as well as treatment efficacy. For this purpose, they use PET brain scanning to image brain receptors and receptor occupancy, and fMRI to evaluate drug effects on the brain hemodynamic response as well as the brains regional interactions, i.e., functional connectivity.
Interviewer: Sofi Atshemyan, Armenia
Sofi Atshemyan is researcher at the Institute of Molecular Biology, National Academy of Sciences in Armenia. Her research is focused on the study of the genetic background of schizophrenia, especially on genetic variants in synaptic regulation proteins.