Marc Ansseau is Professor of psychiatry and medical psychology at the University of Liege (Belgium) and Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology of University Medical Center of Liege. He obtained his degree of specialist in psychiatry in 1980 and worked as Research Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh in Professour David J. KUPFER department in the period from 1983 to 1984. He passed a Ph.D. degree thesis in 1985 on "Interest of REM latency as a biological marker of depressive disorders and an agregation thesis in 1993 on "Diagnostic and therapeutic usefulness of biological makers of depression". He is Member of 35 scientific associations. His main fields of research include the epidemiological, social, biological, psychophysiological, and therapeutical aspects of depressive and anxiety disorders. He published more than 400 research papers and received several national and international awards, among them the "International Antidepressant Award" for his contribution to the identification of biological and electrophysiological markers of depression, the "International Neuroscience Foundation Prize for Education in Psychiatry and Neurology" from the "Association of European Psychiatrists" in 2000 in Prag, the "Lundbeck Prize for Research in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry" given by the "Belgian College of Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry", again in 2000, in 2004, the "Biennial Jean Van Beneden Prize" awarded to a significant contribution to the progress of knowledge in public health and in 2006, the Prize of the 4th Encephale Congress.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2012