André Schmidt

PD Dr. sc. nat.
André Schmidt

Research Group Leader
Neuropsychiatry and Brain Imaging

University Psychiatric Clinic Basel

Phone +41 61 325 59 29



Research Focus


Area of Research

Biomarker development for early detection and interventions of psychiatric disorders

Approved Research Projects

  • Mapping whole-brain structural networks in emerging psychosis, Swiss National Science Foundation,
  • Risk Prediction in Offspring of Patients with Schizophrenia and Depression using Whole-Brain Network Markers, Stiftung zur Förderung der gastroenterologischen und allgemeinen klinischen Forschung sowie der medizinischen Bildauswertung


    National Collaborations

    • Prof. Undine Lang, UPK Basel
    • Prof. Marc Walter, UPK Basel
    • PD Dr. Marc Vogel, Psychiatrische Dienste Thurgau
    • Dr. Matthias Kirschner, PUK Zurich
    • Prof Eling de Bruin, ETH Zurich

    International Collaborations

    • Prof Jeroen Raes, KU Leuven
    • Prof Lena Palaniyappan, Western University
    • Prof Sophia Frangou, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    • Prof Stefan Borgwardt, Universität zu Lübeck
    • Dr. Mihai Avram, Technische Universität München

    Ongoing Research Projects

    • BRAIN-IT (Partner: Prof Eling de Bruin ETH Zurich), Synapsis Foundation Alzheimer Research Switzerland
    • Multidimensional Biomarker Development for Personalized Probiotic Treatment Outcome in Depression, Excellent Junior Researchers, University of Basel
    • Surrogate Brain Biomarkers of Probiotic Treatment Outcome in Depression, Forschungsfonds UPK Basel
    • A randomized add-on pilot trial of D-serine for depression 

    Research Team

    Dr. phil. Else Schneider PhD

    Post doc

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    Anna-Chiara Schaub MSc

    PhD student

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    Dr. rer.nat. Gulnara Yamanbaeva PhD

    Post doc

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    Lukas Sempach



    Jessica Roth MSc

    PhD student

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