Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Smesny
Stefan Smesny is a clinical neuroscientist with main interest in the neurobiology of the at risk mental state, and of the diverse psychiatric trajectories. Searching for specific pathomechanisms, his group investigates patterns and their dynamics of parameters of neurometabolism and plasticity using 31P- and 1H-MR-Spectroscopy, also including parameters of inflammation and neuroimmune function. The close collaboration of his group with Orygen – The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Melbourne – enabled diverse multi-centre studies, e.g. NEURAPRO and PRESCIENT (AMP SCZ network), on mechanisms of action of indicated prevention and intervention strategies such as psychotherapy, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and Omega-3 fatty acids.