Inserm UMR-S (STEP)

Strasbourg Translational NEuroscience and Psychiatry (STEP) | UMR-S  Director: Luc Dupuis

Team "Psychiatry"

Anne Giersch

Anne Giersch is a research director at INSERM. The team aims to understand the pathophysiology of schizophrenia in order to develop new therapies. Schizophrenia is currently only defined by clinical symptoms. Studying cognitive disorders is aimed at establishing links between the disease and neurobiology. In 2016, the team published a study showing that schizophrenic patients have greater sensitivity to pain than the scientific community has believed for years. EURIDOL enables the team to treat pain in schizophrenia and collaborate on their applied research. This partnership also helps raise questions about other risk factors such as cannabis, known to relieve chronic pain. Dr. Laurence Lalanne especially focused on these questions through research on addiction in Anne Giersch's laboratory.

Website of Team Psychiatry


Team "Addiction"

Laurence Lalanne & Emmanuel Dracq

The Addictions team, headed by Laurence Lalanne (team leader) and Emmanuel Dracq (co-director), is based at the CRBS (Centre de Recherche Biomédicale de Strasbourg) in the INSERM STEP Unit, and studies the mechanisms of addictive disorders to opioids, alcohol and cannabis in relation to psychiatric comorbidities. The team is translational, with human research led by Laurence Lalanne and animal research led by Emmanuel Darcq.

Website of Team "Addiction"