2017 Immune Function in Psychosis, June 29th and 30th

Immune Function in Psychosis

(iPsychosis) Meeting

Galway, Ireland, 29-30 June 2017


Meeting Themes

This meeting is designed to bring together basic and clinical researchers working in the area of immune function in psychosis. The meeting will place a strong emphasis on interaction between researchers for the purposes of developing a European network in this area. Topics will include:

·         Genetics of immune function in psychosis.

·         Neurodevelopmental aspects of immune response & psychosis risk.

·         Autoimmune diseases in psychiatry.

·         Neuroimaging & cognitive studies of inflammatory response.

·         Animal models of environmental effects on immune function.

·         Effects on inflammation on the kynurenic pathways

·         Pharmacological approaches to treating inflammation.


List of confirmed speakers include:

Prof. Oliver Howes - King’s College London

Prof. Urs Meyers - University of Zurich

Prof. Norbert Muller - Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

Prof. Hemmo Drexhage - Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam

Dr. Golam Khandaker - University of Cambridge

Prof. Brian Leonard - National University of Ireland Galway



Conference Organisers: Dr. Derek Morris, Prof. Gary Donohoe, & Prof. Brian Leonard.

Travel Fellowships to cover travel and accommodation will be available for early career researchers (PhD’s & Postdocs).

Information on travelling to Galway can be found here

For further information contact: laurena.holleran@nuigalway.ie