ayahuasca research center at the mishana community in Peru

Forbes article 

June 28th, 2021

First-Ever Study Looks At Ayahuasca’s Impact On DNA Expression – article by Amanda Siebert

Conducted at RIOSBO research facility, Ayahuasca Foundation.


Set, Setting and Transcultural Psychiatry – Student Psychedelic Conference

February 22, 2021

The Student Psychedelic Conference took place on the 30th – 31st of January 2021. The conference was hosted by The Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Drug Science Student Society, and The Southampton Psychedelic Society.

Should Psychedelics Be Used In Medicine? | Interesting People #1

February 21st, 2021

In the inaugural episode of Interesting People, Martin sits down with psychiatrist Dr Simon Ruffell to discuss his research into the potential uses of the powerful hallucinogen ayahuasca in medicine.

The Drug Science Podcast: Ayahuasca

June 9th, 2020

Dr Simon Ruffell (Researcher at Riosbo) and Professor David Nutt (Founder of Drug Science) discuss the 2019 research project, the challenges of working with ayahuasca in its native setting, and the future of psychedelic therapy in this thought provoking conversation.


Breaking Convention – London

August, 2019

Dr Simon Ruffell and Nige Netzband present an overview of their findings on the modulatory effects of ayahuasca on personality structure to a multidisciplinary scientific audience.

#ThankYouPlantMedicine article

A global grassroots movement to raise awareness about the healing power of plant medicine and psychedelic-assisted therapy. Here they follow the work conducted by the research team at our center.

Bridging Traditional & Western Medicine: A Close Look At The First Government-Funded Study Into Ayahuasca


Scholars in Spotlight: The Pearls of Our Sanity 

In this podcast for the University of Greenwich, one of our lead researchers at Riosbo talks about the development of psychotherapies in the age of overwhelming mental health challenges, ponderings on the research and use of ayahuasca for aiding our society, how loneliness and disconnect can consume our humanness and what it would take to have honest conversations in our society regarding the complexity of our emotions.

Ayahuasca Retreat Programs at Ayahuasca Foundation