Homan Lab Zurich

Mental health research

Prof. Philipp Homan, MD, PhD. Principal investigator


Philipp is a clinician scientist at the University Hospital of Psychiatry and the Neuroscience Center Zurich. He is Associate Editor at the British Journal of Psychiatry and BMC Medicine. Philipp is Vicedirector and Chief Physician (Stv. Klinikdirektor und Chefarzt) at the University Hospital and Principal Investigator of the Homan Lab where works with a group of talented people. Philipp studied business and computer science at the Technical University and medicine at the Medical University in Vienna. He completed his residency in psychiatry (with Werner Strik) as well as a PhD in clinical neuroscience (with Thomas Dierks) at the University of Bern in Switzerland where he was Attending Physician at the University Hospital and also led the Brain Stimulation Unit. He then did a two year postdoctoral fellowship with Daniela Schiller at Mount Sinai in New York after which he joined the faculty as Assistant Professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Zucker School of Medicine in New York.

Recent preprints and publications

  • Rabe et al. 2024, medRxiv [link]
  • Omlor et al. 2024, medRxiv [link]
  • Panchalingam et al. 2024, PsyArXiv [link]
  • Omlor et al. 2023, bioRxiv [link]
  • Homan P. et al. 2022, Psychological Medicine [link]
  • Neumeier, Homan S. et al. 2021, Schizophrenia Bulletin [link]

See here for full list

Editorials and essays

  • Homan 2023, MERKUR [link]
  • Homan & Kane 2018, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica [link]
  • Homan & Schiller 2016, Current Biology [link]

Media and outreach

Honors, awards, fellowships

  • 09/2022: Editorial Board Member, BMC Medicine
  • 04/2020: Research Grant from the Novartis Foundation, Switzerland
  • 04/2020: Travel Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), USA
  • 04/2020: Associate Editor, British Journal of Psychiatry
  • 03/2020: EPA Research Prize from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), France
  • 10/2019: Editorial Board Member, British Journal of Psychiatry
  • 10/2019: Young Investigator Award from the Swiss Society of Biological Psychiatry (SSBP), Switzerland
  • 09/2019: NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF), USA
  • 03/2019: Young Investigator Award from the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP), Germany
  • 04/2018: Travel Award from the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), USA
  • 05/2016: Poster Award from the Friedman Brain Institute at the 8th Annual Neurosciene Retreat, New York Academy of Medicine, USA
  • 06/2015: Advanced Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland (SNF 161077)
  • 11/2014: Hans Heimann Dissertation Award from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN), Germany
  • 09/2014: Frutiger Award from the Foundation Adrian and Simone Frutiger, Switzerland
  • 11/2011: Poster Award from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN), Germany