1st Prize

Prof. Dr. Andrew H. Miller

Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry an Behavioral Sciences, Atlanta, USA

Identifying biomarkers and targets of the effects of inflammation on the brain to develop novel treatments for depression

2nd Prize

Prof. Dr. Manuel Mameli

University Lausanne, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

Research on the celluar mechanisms underlying depressive-like phenotypes in mood disorders opening avenues for potential future treatments


2nd Prize

Prof. Diego A. Pizzagalli

Harvard Medical School, Belmont, USA

Research on neuroimaging tools reflecting dopaminergic system activity in relation to treatment in depression

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l. to r.: M. Bommers, Prof. A.H. Miller, Prof. M. Mameli, Prof. D. Pizzagalli, Dr. J. Stolze


1st Prize

Prof. Dr. Eero Castrén

University of Helsinki, Neuroscience Center, Helsinki, Finland

Research in investigating the effects of neuronal plasticity and neurotrophic factors on the adult brain and their role in the mechanismus of action of antidepressant drugs

2nd Prize

Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Dresden, Germany

Research in understanding pathophysiology of thyroid function in depression and bipolar disorder and the investigation of treatment algorithms in depression

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l. to r.: Prof. E. Castrén, M. Bommers, Prof. M. Bauer


1st Prize

Prof. Dr. Ned H. Kalin

Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, U.S.A.

Investigations of HPA axis regulation and amygdala function in primate animal models related to depression and anxiety.

1st Prize

Prof. Dr. Carmine M. Pariante

Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, London, Great Britain

Translational studies related to neurogenesis induced by antidepressants and response prediction


l. to r.:  M. Bommers, Prof. R. Rupprecht, Prof. N. Kalin,
Prof. C. Pariante, Dr. J. Stolze


1st Prize


Prof. Dr. Alan F. Schatzberg

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, U.S.A.

Investigations on the role of antiglucocorticoid treatment for psychotic depression


l. to r.: Prof. R. Rupprecht, Prof. A. Schatzberg,
Prof. F. Holsboer, M. Bommers, Dr. J. Stolze


1st Prize

Prof. Dr. Eric J. Nestler

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, U.S.A.

Investigations of the molecular determinants of depression on the bases of the Social Defeat Model.

2nd Prize

Prof. Dr. Rainer Rupprecht

University Regensburg
93042 Regensburg, Germany

Allosteric modulation of ligand-gated ion channels as a novel principle for the treatment of depression and anxiety.


l. to r.: Dr. J. Stolze, Prof. B. Bogerts, Prof. E. Nestler,
Prof. R. Rupprecht, Prof. I. Heuser, M. Bommers