The Psychiatric University Hospital Basel (Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken UPK) is the principal psychiatric institution in Basel providing healthcare for in- and out-patients in four clinics altogether.
Besides providing treatment for the vast range of psychiatric disorders, the UPK is also very active in international research and is now taking part in the multicenter-project PRONIA.
Prof. Stefan Borgwardt is the principal investigator for PRONIA in Basel. He is senior consultant of the Diagnostic and Crisis Intervention Centre, Department of Psychiatry (UPK), Basel and Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Basel. In addition, he is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London.
His research interests include structural and functional neuroimaging, pharmacology neuroimaging methods, the prodromal and early phase of psychosis, neurocognitive and genetic mechanisms in schizophrenia, and the neurofunctional mechanisms of cannabinoids and heroin. Clinical interests include prodromal and early psychosis and neuropsychiatry.