2018 WCPG Committees

Program Committee

Co-chair, Benjamin Pickard, Ph.D.
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Co-chair, Mandy Johnstone, Ch.B., M.B., Ph.D.
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Co-chair, Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego, United States
Laura Almasy, Ph.D.
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States
Ole Andreassen, Prof.
University of Oslo, Norway
Jehannine C. Austin, Ph.D., FCAHS
BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute
Dorit Ben-Shachar, D.Sc.
Rambam Medical Center, Israel
Sarah Bergen, Ph.D.
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Joanna Biernacka, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic, United States
Laura Bierut, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Elisabeth Binder, M.D., Ph.D.
Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
Gerome Breen, Ph.D.
King’s College London, United Kingdom
Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Melanie Carless, Ph.D.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, United States
Sven Cichon, Ph.D.
University of Basel, Switzerland
Toni Clarke, Ph.D.
The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Simone de Jong, Ph.D.
King’s College London, United Kingdom
Eske Derks, B.Sc.  
Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
Thalia Eley, Ph.D.
Kings College London, United Kingdom
Stephen Faraone, Ph.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
Sophia Frangou, M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
Elliot Gershon, M.D.
University of Chicago, United States
Jeremy  Hall, M.D., Ph.D.
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Sarah Hartz, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in Saint Louis, United States
Hae Kyung Im, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago, United States
Tadafumi Kato, M.D., Ph.D.
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Yoav Kohn, M.D.
Eitanim Psychiatric Hospital, Israel
Stephen Lawrie, M.D., Ch.B., M.B., Ph.D., FRCPsych.
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Douglas Levinson, M.D.
Stanford University, United States
Cathryn Lewis, Ph.D.
King’s College London, United Kingdom
Andrew McIntosh, M.D.
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Andrew McQuillin, Ph.D.
University College London, United Kingdom
Jonathan Mill, Ph.D.
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Philip Mitchell, M.D.
University of New South Wales, Australia
Brian Morris, Prof.
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Daniel Mueller, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Canada
Marcus Munafo, Prof.
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Benjamin Neale, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Francis O’Neill, FRCPsych, M.D.
Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Abraham Palmer, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego, United States
Art Petronis, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Canada
Tracey Petryshen, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Dalila Pinto, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
David Porteous, Ph.D.
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Danielle Posthuma, Ph.D.
VU University, Netherlands
James Potash, M.D., M.P.H.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Judith Pratt, Ph.D.
University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom
Henriette Raventós, M.D.
Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Thomas G. Schulze, M.D.
University of Munich, Germany
Alessandro Serretti, M.D.
Institute of Psychiatry, Italy
Daniel Smith, Ph.D. 
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Jordan Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.
Harvard Medical School, United States
Hermona Soreq, Prof.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Emma Sprooten, Ph.D.
Yale University, United States
Beate St Pourcain, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands
David St. Clair, M.D.
NIMH/NIH, United States
Patrick Sullivan, M.D.
University of North Carolina, United States
James Walters, M.D., Ph.D.
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Daniel Weinberger, M.D.
Lieber Institute for Brain Development, United States
Naomi Wray, Ph.D.
The University of Queensland, Australia
Clement Zai, Ph.D.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada

ECIP Committee

Chair, John Nurnberger, M.D., Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine, United States
Co-chair, Christel M Middeldorp, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Queensland, Australia
Thomas G. Schulze, M.D.
University of Munich, Germany
Melanie Carless, Ph.D.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, United States
Liliana Ciobanu, B.Sc.
The University of Adelaide, Australia
Lynn DeLisi, M.D. 
VA Boston Healthcare, United States
J Raymond DePaulo, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
Weam Fageera, M.Sc.
McGill University, Canada
Menachem Fromer, Ph.D., Prof.
Verily Life Sciences, United States
Fernando Goes, M.D.
Johns Hopkin University, United States
Ryota Hashimoto, M.D., Ph.D.
Osaka University Graduate School of Child Development, Japan
James L. Kennedy, M.D.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Laura Mandelli, Ph.D.
University of Bologna, Italy
Francis McMahon, M.D.
NIH/NIMH, United States
Sandra Meier, Ph.D.
Center for Register-based Research, Denmark
Marina Mihaljevic, M.D.
Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia
Shaza Mokhtar, Ph.D.
McGill University, Canada
Emily Olfson, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine, United States
Manpreet Singh, M.D.
Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
Thorgeir Thorgeirsson, Ph.D.
deCODE Genetics, Iceland
Gwyneth Zai, FRCP(C), M.D., Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Canada
Clement Zai, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Canada
Fengyu Zhang, D.Phil.
Global Clinical and Translational Research Institute, United States

ISPG Awards Committee

Chair, Sibylle Schwab, Ph.D.
University of Wollongong, Australia
Co-chair, Tadafumi Kato, M.D., Ph.D.
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Ole Andreassen, Prof.
University of Oslo, Norway
Cathy Barr, Ph.D.
The Krembil Research Institute, Canada
Laura Bierut, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Elisabeth Binder, M.D., Ph.D.
Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
Christine M. Freitag, Prof.
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Melvin McInnis, FRCPsych, M.D.
University of Michigan, United States
Philip Mitchell, M.D.
University of New South Wales, Australia
James Potash, M.D., M.P.H.
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, United States
Alessandro Serretti, M.D.
Institute of Psychiatry, Italy