Assen Jablensky

Emeritus Professor, MD Higher Med. Inst. (Sofia), DMedSc Medical Acad. (Sofia), FRCPsych, FRANZCP

  • Phone92240290
  • The University of Western Australia (M571), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Professor of Psychiatry, UWA; Director of the UWA Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry; Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Perth Hospital

Future research

Continuation of current key research projects

Funding overview

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): multiple research grants 1995-present; National Institutes of Health (NIH) and , USA)

Previous positions

1968-1969 Psychiatry Registrar, Maudsley Hospital / Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK; 1972-1974 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria; 1975-1986 Senior Medical Officer, Division of Mental Health, World Health Organization, Geneva; 1987-1992 Director, National Program of Neuroscience and Behavioural Research, Sofia, Bulgaria; 1993 - present: Winthrop Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Western Australia, Perth

Current projects

(1) Schizophrenia under the genomic lens: next-generation sequencing of Western Australian families with schizophrenia (2) Pathways from conception to disease: a data linkage study on developmental disorders and mental health in a Western Australian birth cohort 1980-2003 (3)Thought and language disorders in schizophrenia

Teaching overview

Clinical tutorials for medical students (year 3); clinical examiner (medical students years 3 and 6); Lecturer for trainee psychiatrists and science students; supervision of PhD students.

Research

Epidemiology/genetic epidemiology of psychoses.
Diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.
Neuropsychiatry. Schizophrenia and related disorders. Epilepsy. Cognition in psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Languages

Bulgarian
English
German
Russian

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Cognitive neuropsychiatry
  • Epidemiology of mental disorders
  • Diagnosis and classification of psychiatric disorders
  • Molecular biology and genetics of psychiatric disorders, especially of schizophrenia and autism
  • Psychiatry and ethics
  • Psychiatric neuroscience
  • Schizophrenia and related conditions

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  • Schizophrenia risk conferred by rare protein-truncating variants is conserved across diverse human populations

    Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Phase 3 Targeted Sequencing of Schizophrenia Study Team, Mar 2023, In: Nature Genetics. 55, 3, p. 369-376 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    12 Citations (Scopus)
  • Dissecting the Shared Genetic Architecture of Suicide Attempt, Psychiatric Disorders, and Known Risk Factors

    Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Bipolar Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, German Borderline Genomics Consortium, MVP Suicide Exemplar Workgroup & VA Million Veteran Program, 1 Feb 2022, In: Biological Psychiatry. 91, 3, p. 313-327 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    93 Citations (Scopus)
  • Mapping genomic loci implicates genes and synaptic biology in schizophrenia

    Indonesia Schizophrenia Consortium, PsychENCODE, Psychosis Endophenotypes International Consortium, SynGO Consortium, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Trubetskoy, V., Pardiñas, A. F., Qi, T., Panagiotaropoulou, G., Awasthi, S., Bigdeli, T. B., Bryois, J., Chen, C. Y., Dennison, C. A., Hall, L. S., Lam, M., Watanabe, K., Frei, O., Ge, T., Harwood, J. C., & 237 othersKoopmans, F., Magnusson, S., Richards, A. L., Sidorenko, J., Wu, Y., Zeng, J., Grove, J., Kim, M., Li, Z., Voloudakis, G., Zhang, W., Adams, M., Agartz, I., Atkinson, E. G., Agerbo, E., Al Eissa, M., Albus, M., Alexander, M., Alizadeh, B. Z., Alptekin, K., Als, T. D., Amin, F., Arolt, V., Arrojo, M., Athanasiu, L., Azevedo, M. H., Bacanu, S. A., Bass, N. J., Begemann, M., Belliveau, R. A., Bene, J., Benyamin, B., Bergen, S. E., Blasi, G., Bobes, J., Bonassi, S., Braun, A., Bressan, R. A., Bromet, E. J., Bruggeman, R., Buckley, P. F., Buckner, R. L., Bybjerg-Grauholm, J., Cahn, W., Cairns, M. J., Calkins, M. E., Carr, V. J., Castle, D., Catts, S. V., Chambert, K. D., Chan, R. C. K., Chaumette, B., Cheng, W., Cheung, E. F. C., Chong, S. A., Cohen, D., Consoli, A., Cordeiro, Q., Costas, J., Curtis, C., Davidson, M., Davis, K. L., de Haan, L., Degenhardt, F., DeLisi, L. E., Demontis, D., Dickerson, F., Dikeos, D., Dinan, T., Djurovic, S., Duan, J., Ducci, G., Dudbridge, F., Eriksson, J. G., Fañanás, L., Faraone, S. V., Fiorentino, A., Forstner, A., Frank, J., Freimer, N. B., Fromer, M., Frustaci, A., Gadelha, A., Genovese, G., Gershon, E. S., Giannitelli, M., Giegling, I., Giusti-Rodríguez, P., Godard, S., Goldstein, J. I., González Peñas, J., González-Pinto, A., Gopal, S., Gratten, J., Green, M. F., Greenwood, T. A., Guillin, O., Gülöksüz, S., Gur, R. E., Gur, R. C., Gutiérrez, B., Hahn, E., Hakonarson, H., Haroutunian, V., Hartmann, A. M., Harvey, C., Hayward, C., Henskens, F. A., Herms, S., Hoffmann, P., Howrigan, D. P., Ikeda, M., Iyegbe, C., Joa, I., Julià, A., Kähler, A. K., Kam-Thong, T., Kamatani, Y., Karachanak-Yankova, S., Kebir, O., Keller, M. C., Kelly, B. J., Khrunin, A., Kim, S. W., Klovins, J., Kondratiev, N., Konte, B., Kraft, J., Kubo, M., Kučinskas, V., Kučinskiene, Z. A., Kusumawardhani, A., Kuzelova-Ptackova, H., Landi, S., Lazzeroni, L. C., Lee, P. H., Legge, S. E., Lehrer, D. S., Lencer, R., Lerer, B., Li, M., Lieberman, J., Light, G. A., Limborska, S., Liu, C. M., Lönnqvist, J., Loughland, C. M., Lubinski, J., Luykx, J. J., Lynham, A., Macek, M., Mackinnon, A., Magnusson, P. K. E., Maher, B. S., Maier, W., Malaspina, D., Mallet, J., Marder, S. R., Marsal, S., Martin, A. R., Martorell, L., Mattheisen, M., McCarley, R. W., McDonald, C., McGrath, J. J., Medeiros, H., Meier, S., Melegh, B., Melle, I., Mesholam-Gately, R. I., Metspalu, A., Michie, P. T., Milani, L., Milanova, V., Mitjans, M., Molden, E., Molina, E., Molto, M. D., Mondelli, V., Moreno, C., Morley, C. P., Muntané, G., Murphy, K. C., Myin-Germeys, I., Nenadić, I., Nestadt, G., Nikitina-Zake, L., Noto, C., Nuechterlein, K. H., O'Brien, N. L., O'Neill, F. A., Oh, S. Y., Olincy, A., Ota, V. K., Pantelis, C., Papadimitriou, G. N., Parellada, M., Paunio, T., Pellegrino, R., Periyasamy, S., Perkins, D. O., Pfuhlmann, B., Pietiläinen, O., Pimm, J., Porteous, D., Powell, J., Quattrone, D., Quested, D., Radant, A. D., Rampino, A., Rapaport, M. H., Rautanen, A., Reichenberg, A., Roe, C., Roffman, J. L., Roth, J., Rothermundt, M., Rutten, B. P. F., Saker-Delye, S., Salomaa, V., Sanjuan, J., Santoro, M. L., Savitz, A., Schall, U., Scott, R. J., Seidman, L. J., Sharp, S. I., Shi, J., Siever, L. J., Sigurdsson, E., Sim, K., Skarabis, N., Slominsky, P., Waterreus, A., Jablensky, A., Morgan, V. & Wildenauer, D., 21 Apr 2022, In: Nature. 604, 7906, p. 502-508 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    690 Citations (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • Genetic copy number variants, cognition and psychosis: a meta-analysis and a family study

    Thygesen, J. H., Presman, A., Harju-Seppänen, J., Irizar, H., Jones, R., Kuchenbaecker, K., Lin, K., Alizadeh, B. Z., Austin-Zimmerman, I., Bartels-Velthuis, A., Bhat, A., Bruggeman, R., Cahn, W., Calafato, S., Crespo-Facorro, B., de Haan, L., de Zwarte, S. M. C., Di Forti, M., Díez-Revuelta, Á., Hall, J., & 37 othersHall, M. H., Iyegbe, C., Jablensky, A., Kahn, R., Kalaydjieva, L., Kravariti, E., Lawrie, S., Luykx, J. J., Mata, I., McDonald, C., McIntosh, A. M., McQuillin, A., Muir, R., Ophoff, R., Picchioni, M., Prata, D. P., Ranlund, S., Rujescu, D., Rutten, B. P. F., Schulze, K., Shaikh, M., Schirmbeck, F., Simons, C. J. P., Toulopoulou, T., van Amelsvoort, T., van Haren, N., van Os, J., van Winkel, R., Vassos, E., Walshe, M., Weisbrod, M., Zartaloudi, E., Bell, V., Powell, J., Lewis, C. M., Murray, R. M. & Bramon, E., Sept 2021, In: Molecular Psychiatry. 26, 9, p. 5307-5319 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    17 Citations (Scopus)