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Dr Gemma Modinos

Research interests

MODINOS LAB RESEARCH INTERESTS

Our lab uses translational preclinical and human neuroimaging techniques to investigate the neural mechanisms involved in the development of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.

We combine multimodal imaging methods to ask questions about interactions between neurochemistry, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy with a focus on brain circuits involved in how people process and regulate emotions, and their role in the development of psychotic symptoms. We use preclinical models to delineate with increased precision the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the human observations, and conduct experimental medicine approaches to probe how to intervene on those mechanisms early to prevent or delay the development of psychosis.

Biographical details

ABOUT DR. GEMMA MODINOS

Gemma studied a BSc in Psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, followed by an MSc in Applied Neurosciences at the University of Barcelona, Spain. She then moved to the Netherlands to do a PhD in Neuroscience (Cum Laude Distinction) with Prof. Andre Aleman and Prof. Hans Ormel at the University of Groningen. As a post-doc, Gemma moved to the UK to continue her academic career as a post-doc with Prof. Philip McGuire in the Department of Psychosis Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. 

In 2016, Gemma received a King’s Prize Fellowship to facilitate her transition to an independent research career, and shortly after received a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, allowing her to initiate her own lab at King’s College London.

Editorial activity

Frontiers in psychiatry / Frontiers Research Foundation (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Editorial board member)
2013 → …

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Participation in conference

6th Schizophrenia International Research Society Biennial Conference

Modinos, G. (Speaker)
7 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

European Psychiatric Association 2018

Modinos, G. (Speaker)
Mar 2018

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14th Science and Technology in Society Forum

Modinos, G. (Participant)
30 Sep 20174 Oct 2017

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China-UK Life Science and Medicine Summit (Wellcome Trust)

Modinos, G. (Invited speaker)
27 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

30th ECNP Congress Paris

Modinos, G. (Speaker)
4 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ISMRM 2017

Modinos, G. (Speaker)
25 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Congress on Schizophrenia Research 2017

Modinos, G. (Speaker)
26 Mar 201728 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Royal Society event "The next big thing" at Hay Festival

Modinos, G. (Speaker)
25 May 2018

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Psychosis and the Social Brain

Modinos, G. (Speaker)
20 May 2015

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Publication peer-review

Neuropsychopharmacology (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2015 → …

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JAMA Psychiatry (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2014 → …

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Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2013 → …

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Schizophrenia Bulletin (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2013 → …

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Molecular Psychiatry (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2012 → …

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Psychological Medicine (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

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Social Cognitive And Affective Neuroscience (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

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Biological Psychiatry (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

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British Journal of Psychiatry (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

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Human Brain Mapping (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Schizophrenia Research (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2009

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

NeuroImage (Journal)

Modinos, G. (Peer reviewer)
2008

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

King's Prize Fellowship

Modinos, G. (Recipient)
20162018

Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

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