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Prof. Oliver Howes

Oliver Howes psiquiatra Controversias Psiquiatria Barcelona
Imperial College London, Regne Unit
Ponència Del carrer al nucli estriat: la patogènia de l'esquizofrènia i el que això significa per a la resposta al tractament i la resistència
Data Divendres, 26 d'Abril, 2019
Hora 9:45 a 10:30
Taula rodona Resistència al tractament en esquizofrènia


Oliver Howes is Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London and Programme Leader at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College, London. His clinical work is as Consultant Psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital where he runs a service for people with psychoses.

His research interests centre on the causes and treatment of affective and psychotic disorders. His recent work has focussed on understanding the role of dopamine and neuroinflammation in the development of psychosis, the effects of antipsychotic drugs, & the causes of cognitive impairments. This work has been recognised through a number of awards including the Royal College of Psychiatrists Researcher of the Year Award (2017), Schizophrenia International Research Society Rising Star Award 2013, European Psychiatric Association Biological Psychiatry Prize (2012), the Royal Society of Medicine Psychiatry Prize (2010), and the British Association of Psychopharmacology Clinical Psychopharmacology Prize (2007). He was made an honorary associate of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology in 2006.

Other career highlights include working as a junior potato scrubber on a farm. He spends his spare time trying to find the world’s best ice-cream.



Bloomfield MA, Ashok AH, Volkow ND, Howes OD. "The effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol on the dopamine system". Nature. 2016 Nov 17;539(7629):369-377.

Howes OD, Bose SK, Turkheimer F, Valli I, Egerton A, Valmaggia LR, Murray RM, McGuire P. "Dopamine synthesis capacity before the onset of psychosis: a prospective [18F]-DOPA imaging study". Am J Psychiatry. 2011 Dec;168(12):1311-7.

Bloomfield PS, Selvaraj S, Veronese M, Rizzo G, Bertoldo A, Owen DR, Bloomfield MA, Bonoldi I, Kalk N, Turkheimer F, McGuire P, de Paola V, Howes OD. "Microglial Activity in People at Ultra High Risk of Psychosis and in Schizophrenia: An [(11)C]PBR28 PET Brain Imaging Study". Am J Psychiatry. 2016 Jan;173(1):44-52.

Howes OD, Murray RM. "Schizophrenia: an integrated sociodevelopmental-cognitive model". Lancet. 2014 May 10;383(9929):1677-87.