Research Team

Child Development Laboratory

The team

The research focus is on the science of early child development and the concept that brains are built over time.

This is an ongoing process that starts before birth and continues into adulthood. We study effects of adverse events prenatally, preterm birth and its effects on brain development, both in structure and in function.

The research group therefore includes Pediatricians, Specialists in Newborn Medicine, Developmental Pediatricians, Pediatric Neurologists, Developmental Psychologists, Experts in developmental neuroscience, Neuroimaging experts.

Our research is supported by the SNF, the European Union and private foundations.


The group Members are:

Professor Petra S Hüppi, MD

Dr. Cristina Borradori-Tolsa, MD

Dr. Russia Ha Vinh Leuchter, MD

Dr. Marie Pascale Pittet, MD

Maria Chiara Liverani, PhD

Jiske de Albuquerque, PhD

Vanessa Siffredi, PhD

Djalel Meskaldij, PhD

Serafeim Loukas, PhD student

Lorena Freitas, PhD student

Joana De Almeida, PhD student

Charlotte Vandormael, Master student

Alexandre Caddoux, Master student