François Ansermet

Vice President, Agalma Foundation; Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Geneva; Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's Hospital of the University Hospitals of Geneva

François Ansermet practices as a psychoanalyst in Geneva, and is a member of the School of the Freudian Cause, the New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis and the World Association of Psychoanalysis. He is currently Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Geneva and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital of the University Hospitals of Geneva. He is also Professor ad personam at the University of Lausanne, facilitating neuroscientific developments between the University of Geneva and University of Lausanne and the establishment of a research program in perinatal and children’s clinic. Since 2009, François Ansermet is the Academic Director of the University Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva.

He is co-founder with Pierre Magistretti, with the support of Christian de Saussure, of the Agalma Foundation.

His lines of research include pre- and perinatal and early age trauma, particularly in the field of perinatal medicine and prematurity. At the same time, he works on the subjective effects of new advances in perinatal biotechnology, particularly in medically-assisted procreation, sex attribution in cases of genital ambiguity, genetics and predictive medicine.

He is co-author, with Professor Magistretti, of many texts on psychoanalysis and the neuroscience, including the books, A chacun son cerveau (Biology of Freedom), Odile Jacob 2004, and Les énigmes du plaisir (The Puzzles of Pleasure), Odile Jacob 2010.

Participant In:

Aby Warburg: Art, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis: Day 2

Sunday, October 13th
9:30 - 4:15PM

Past Event

This two-day symposium explores Warburg’s ideas and their adumbrations, e.g., his preoccupations with – and intuitions about – memory, both in relation to different forms of artistic creation and in anticipation of concepts related to neuroplasticity and neuroesthetics; the significance and fluency of the image – its elliptical and metaphoric functions – and of affect… read more »