Category: news

  • Two projects funded

    Two of our collaborative ideas have received funding from Amsterdam Neuroscience! The first is on linking postmortem MS pathology to large-scale brain network failure (PI: Menno Schoonheim, in the Neuroinflammation theme), the second on multiscale correlates of cognition (PI: Natalia Goriounova in the Systems and Network Neuroscience theme). Much bridging of scales planned for the coming years!

  • Biniam to present at ICCTF!

    Biniam Melese, who did his internship with Michiel de Ruiter, Sanne Schagen (both of the Netherlands Cancer Institute) and Linda on the brain network correlates of chemobrain in breast cancer patients, has received the honor of holding an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the International Cognition and Cancer Task Force! He will be elucidating […]

  • Dagmar will defend on March 17th!

    Dagmar Nieboer will defend her thesis “Healthy life, happy brain?” on March 17th, at 1.45pm in the VU Aula. More info will follow!

  • MuMoBrain project inclusion is a wrap!

    Thanks to our amazing team of RA’s, Lucas Breedt, Margot Wagenmakers and Anouk Ticheler, we have now finished inclusion for our MultiModal Brain project! We have collected 35 datasets in healthy subjects, consisting of EEG, MEG, functional and diffusion MRI, MRS, and a neuropsychological assessment. Hope to make this data available for others in the […]

  • Shanna gave a talk at ECTRIMS 2019

    Her abstract on the predictive value of was chosen for oral presentation! The full talk can be watched back here.

  • Fernando receives Trainee Poster Award!

    Fernando has received the Trainee Poster Award for his work, which was also a presentation in the workshop on “Phase transitions in the brain” at the Computational Neuroscience meeting in Barcelona. Congratulations Fernando!!    

  • Workshop at CNS*2019 about to start!

  • BrainLayer: the multilayer brain networks underlying cognitive decline

    We are very happy to continue our research with an NWO-Vidi! This is a short summary of the 5-year project: Cognitive deterioration in lesional brain disease, such as cerebrovascular accidents, multiple sclerosis and glioma, weighs heavily on patients, their caregivers and society, particularly since curative treatment is unavailable. Variation in cognitive decline is large: some […]

  • Fernando Santos has joined the lab!

    I am trained in statistical mechanics and applied topology. My current interests are in using methods of topology, geometry, statistical mechanics, and topological data analysis (TDA) in neuroscience. During my Ph.D. at Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil), I studied the topological aspects of phase transitions in classical Hamiltonian systems. Later, I spend one year as a […]

  • MuMoBrain has started!

    In order to celebrate the first included subject for our MultiModal Brain study (which aims to use multilayer graph theory in order to advance our understanding of individual differences in cognitive functioning), we had a little get together with the large team and ate this homemade MuMoBrain-logo cake!