Psychiatric Biomarker and Pharmacogenomics

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Prof. Bernhard Baune

Project Details

The Biomarker and Pharmacogenetic Research Program has a clinical orientation towards identifying biological markers relevant to psychiatric disorders and pharmacoresponse with an emphasis on mood disorders, cognitive function, and psychosis. The specific emphasis has been developed by studying the pharmacogenetic response to antidepressants as well as to electroconvulsive therapies in treatment resistant depression, pharmacogenetics of response to lithium treatment in bipolar disorder and an extensive biomarker project in clozapine treated patients is under way.

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Pharmacogenomics of major depressive disorder (MDD)

This study investigates genomic and polygenic profiles to predict treatment response to antidepressants in depression.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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