WBP News

New Book available

‘Una Bambina Senza Testa’, the new book by WBP’s CEO Antonella Chadha Santuccione & CSO Maria Teresa Ferretti is now available! Dr Santuccione Chadha’s personal story as a doctor in University of Zurich psychiatric hospital is intertwined with nine stories freely inspired by clinical cases, delving into an issue still distorted by fear, mystery and shame. Meanwhile, Dr Ferretti explains what happens at the molecular level and in the tissues. Through this dialogue, the mystery and stigma of mental illness is overcome.

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Our Cause

Founded in 2016, we are a group of experts hailing from various disciplines, including medicine, neuroscience, psychology, pharmacy and communication, who work together with caregivers, patients and their relatives, policymakers and other stakeholders.

The Women’s Brain Project (WBP) aims to stimulate a global discussion on sex and gender differences in brain and mental diseases as a gateway to precision medicine.

Men and women are different when it comes to brain and mental disease risks, frequency, severity, symptomatology and even response to treatments. Our goal is to clearly identify such differences in diseases, diagnosis, and treatments, as well as novel technologies, and leverage them for better solutions. Sex and gender differences are the first steps towards precision medicine.

WBP aims to address these issues through scientific research, education, debate, public engagement and advocacy – and the establishment of an institute for sex and gender precision medicine research.

“Precision medicine for patients will be achieved when the word differences is replaced by the word characteristics.” Dr Antonella Santuccione Chadha, CEO of the Women’s Brain Project.


WBP Co-founder and CEO, Antonella Santuccione-Chadha interviewed about Sex & Gender Differences as the Gateway to Precision Medicine


The new frontier of medicine is precision. | Antonella Santuccione Chadha | TEDxPadova


Listen to one patient to help a million | Maria Teresa Ferretti | TEDxTorinoSalon


Best Of International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health 2020

Our Mission

“Our aim is to generate evidence on how sex and gender differences impact brain and mental diseases to further precision medicine.”

– Women’s Brain Project

#AAIC21 begins! Now listening to emerging topics in #sex and #gender research 🤓🍿Impressive how many talks and sessions covering this topic 🎉 Check out our talks throughout the week! #WBP https://t.co/ICravWsZA9

Today @Anna_Brugulat will give an oral presentation about sex differences in @IMI_EPAD participants at #AAIC21. The findings highlight the importance of understanding the complexity of sex differences in people at higher risk of #Alzheimer's disease.
@fpmaragall @womensbrainpro https://t.co/WKPcGtsicY

Amazing #PIAsymposium! Here is the relevant take home messages 1)The need to regulate self-report about sex identity 2)Consider sex and gender differences from the beginning of a study design 3)Move forward to achieve good therapeutic AD for each person #precisionmedicine #AAIC21

Publish scientific evidence that addresses sex and gender differences in brain and mental health – considering all relevant individual and environmental factors.

Promote basic, clinical, social and artificial intelligence research considering sex and gender differences to identify tools for better diagnosis, treatment and care for brain and mental health conditions affecting men and women. We aim to establish the first worldwide Sex and Gender Precision Medicine Research Institute.

Advocate by providing information on brain and mental health issues on our platforms and through our events and training activities. We advocate for those experiencing brain and mental diseases. We advocate to inform and empower.

Engage with different stakeholders – policymakers, drug developers, regulators and patients’ organisations – to discuss evidence on sex and gender determinants of brain and mental disease. We engage to propose solutions to the different parties involved.

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Mind The Gap.

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Meet the WBP Team


Chief Scientific Officer of Women’s Brain Project

Schumacher Dimech

President of Women’s Brain Project

Antonella Santuccione Chadha

CEO of Women’s Brain Project


Public Affairs Lead of Women’s Brain Project

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