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Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology and Brain Imaging

Prof. Dr. med. Franz X. Vollenweider

University of Zürich

Dr. Franz X. Vollenweider is currently Co-Director of the Center for Psychiatric Research, Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology and Brain Imaging Unit, and Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, University of Zurich. He is also the Director of the Heffter Research Center Zürich for Consciousness Studies (HRC-ZH), which he founded in 1998 and incorporated in his research group.
Dr. Vollenweider has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, many of which addressing the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and the mechanisms of action of psychostimulants, hallucinogens, and entactogens in humans. His research is supported by multiple grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Federal Health Office, and the Heffter Research Institute (USA), and by multiple AWARDS from the NARSAD and the Fetzer Research Institute USA. He has received the Achievement Award of the Swiss Society of Psychiatry (1990), the Heffter Research Institute Award (1997), the Götz Prize of the University of Zurich (2000), and the British Association of Psychopharmacology Prize (2002).

Future Events

Past Events

“Descending the Mountain – A story about mushrooms & meditation” by Maartje Nevejan (Film Screening)

What happens when you administer psychedelics to experienced zen monks? A neuroscientist and a ze…

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Psychological and Neuroscience Based Approaches to the Treatment of Depression with Psychedelics

Recent integrative psychological and neuroscientific approaches to depression highlight that the …

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Conference Presentations

David Nichols & Franz Vollenweider Q&A: Psychedelic Neuroscience
INSIGHT 2019: Psychedelics: Status and Perspectives for the Treatment of Affective Disorders

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