World’s first global research institute for psychedelic therapies opens its doors


MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A global team of researchers have launched a first-of-its-kind research institute that will develop psychedelic medicines to treat mental health disorders and other medical conditions. The network is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and is supported with a planned investment of at least A$40 million dollars over five years.

The newly launched Psychae Institute is the world’s first collaborative global network for psychedelics research and will involve leading researchers from organizations including University of Toronto, King’s College London, University of Zurich, and Federal University of Rio Grande in Brazil.

Psychae’s Australian-based collaborating researchers are from institutions including: Swinburne University, University of Melbourne, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and NICM Health Research Institute (Sydney); as well as Agriculture Victoria Research.


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