Professor and Chairman, Psychiatry and Neuroscience,
ICGP Former President
AsCNP Honorary President
Dr. Shigeto Yamawaki graduated from School of Medicine, Hiroshima University, Japan in 1979. He has been Professor and Chairman of the department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Hiroshima University since he was appointed in 1990 as a record of the youngest professor of Psychiatry in Japan. He is a board member of the Hiroshima University and the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP) in Japan and a member of the Science Council.
He currently serves as President (2014-2016) of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) and Past-President (2010-2014) of the Japanese Society of Neuropsychopharmacology (JSNP). He also served as President (2006-2008) of the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP), and as a founding President (2008-2010) of the Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AsCNP).
The major focus of his research is on the neurobiology and clinical psychopharmacology of mood disorders. His recent interest includes the molecular basis of early adverse life events on vulnerability for major depression, the neuroimaging study on mood regulation using a visual emotion task and a future reward prediction task and the innovative neuroscience application to manufacturing technology collaborated with a car manufacturer, MAZDA.
He has published more than 300 papers in the high impact international journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Neuroscience, Neuroimage as well as International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, an official journal of CINP.