Marie Odile KREBS
Associate Professor


The overall goal of our research is to decipher the mechanisms involved in major mental health problems: psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction. Our previous works support the view that...


M.D., PH.D.
Professor In Psychiatry, University Paris Descartes
Praticien Hospitalier, Service Hospitalo Universitaire, Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Anne
Team leader in the Institut de Psychiatrie et Neurosciences de Paris, Sainte-Anne Hospital, Paris : laboratory on ‘Pathophysiology of Psychiatric Diseases’
President of the Clinical Research Committee of l’Hôpital Sainte-Anne (2007- actuel)
Coordinator of CERC (Clinical research Center)


1990 MD, University Paris 6
1991 Qualification in Psychiatry, UP 6, France,
1992 PhD in Cellular and Molecular Neuropharmacology, Neurobiology, College de France, Pr J . Glowinski, UP 6, France
1994 Qualification as Director of Research, UP 5
Selected Honors : Silver Medal Award UP 6 (1990); Lundbeck Young Investigator Award (1994)
Selected Committees, and Study Groups
- Member of Scientific Counsil of Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (2010-)
- INSERM Scientific Counsil (1999-2003) and committee on Psychiatry and Mental Health (2002-08)
- Expert in Ethical Committee Pitié Salpétrière (mars 1998-2003) 
- Scientific counsil of private foundations FRM (2000-02 ; 2010- ); UNAFAM (user’s organisation)
- Executive Committee of IFR 77 (Since 2001-2009); of CPN (2010- ); of URC Cochin Tarnier (unité de recherche clinique)

- Society of Neurosciences, Member of the Board of French ’Association of Biological Psychiatry’, National College National of Universitary Psychiatrists, Collegium Internationale NeuroPsychopharmacologicum (CINP), Association Européenne de psychiatrie (AEP) , International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA, 2007), Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS).
- Experts for Grant fundings in French and International programs: Eur Community, Inserm, French Ministry of Health and of Education and Research, Wellcome trust, Israel, Australia, Germany, Swiss; .

- Coordinator of Clinical and Genetic Family Study Network
- Coordinator of a collaborative consortium on psychosis transition

Grants and fundings
2004- 2006 MGEN Inserm: « Détection et intervention chez des sujets à haut-risque de psychose» 
2004- 2006 Collection Inserm/ 2004 « Collection clinico-biologique et radiologique dans les troubles psychiatriques»
2005-2007 MiRE/DRESS « Handicap psychique : un déficit d’autonomie, cognitif ou relationnel ? » 
2006 Fondation Wyeth for child and adolescent health : Cannabis et adolescence : peut-on prédire les risques ?
2006 ANR Neurosciences : Long term consequence of peripubertal exposure to cannabinoids 
2007-2010 : PHRC Influence of cannabis on psychosis onset 
2007-2010 : Ile de France: Influence of prenatal exposure to hormonal treatment on psychiatric disease vulnerability 
2008-2011 : ANR EPINEP : Epigenetic, Neurite and Psychosis
2008-2009 : Subvention IRIS MEMSTAR : Memory and stress in subject at ultra high risk of psychosis

Editorial activity
- Regular reviewer (approx 30 per year) for the best journals of the domain : Mol Psychiatry, Biol Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Schizophrenia Res, Am J Psychiatry, Am J Med Genetics, BMC, Arch Pharmacol
- Editorial Board : Encephale