Eduarda will present at GSI ’21

Eduarda will be presenting the hands-on tutorial on graph and topological network analysis at the conference on Geometric Science of Information, held hybrid-style between 21-23 July in Paris, France! Details can be found here.

GOALS2 highlighted

In GOALS2, we will prospectively investigate whether brain activity measured with MEG or EEG could help determine (pseudo)progression in glioma. The work builds on previous work on the interaction between these primary brain tumors and the surrounding brain tissue. Excited to get started later this year! https://www.amsterdamumc.org/research/institutes/cancer-center-amsterdam/news/-tracking-the-progression-of-brain-tumors-with-non-invasive-methods-.htm

Fernando receives IAS fellowship

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Amsterdam has granted Fernando a visiting fellowship starting in the spring of 2021! He will investigate high-order interactions in complex systems, asking: how can we empirically measure high-order interactions in networks? Focusing on clinical network neuroscience, this research seeks to connect high-order brain network properties with behavioral properties.

Lucas Breedt joins the lab (again)!

While studying psychology, I realized that my interests leaned more towards research than clinical work. During my master’s I therefore decided to do a research internship, and I ended up at the department of Anatomy and Neurosciences of the VUmc, where I looked at the MEG-based brain networks of patients with MS in relation to […]

Quirien Oort

Quirien Oort is no stranger in neuro-oncological research: coming from a neuropsychological background, she is been working on her dissertation on quality of life in brain tumor patients with Martin Taphoorn (LUMC), Linda Dirven (LUMC), and Jaap Reijneveld (VUmc). She now joins the lab to explore MRI and network analysis. Welcome Quirien!

Spotlight on Neurology paper

The paper on hub-rich networks in MS by Kim Meijer was put in the spotlight by the editors of Neurology. In this study, cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis was related to altered communication of hub-rich networks. The default mode and frontoparietal networks showed increased functional connectivity, but only with more peripheral regions (i.e., non-hubs), in […]

OHBM 2017

We will be going to Vancouver, and will present the following posters: Tuesday, #2019: the microscopic substrates of macro-scale graph theoretical properties of the brain, first author Svenja Kiljan (more info here) Thursday, #3057: the (dynamic) connectivity profile of the cerebellum in MS, and its cognitive correlates, first author Menno Schoonheim (more info here) Thursday, […]

Tianne Numan

I am trained as technical physician and have a specific interest in the brain. During my PhD project in the UMC Utrecht at the intensive care unit (ICU) I did several projects on EEG based delirium monitoring and EEG based network analyses during delirium and sedation. I really enjoyed the combination of performing analyses and […]

Dynamic connectivity patterns predict cognitive decline after neurosurgery

In a collaboration between the CCA VUmc Brain Tumor Center, Amsterdam Neuroscience, and the VUmc MEG center, we investigated the association between dynamics of “functional connectivity” and cognitive outcome in patients undergoing neurosurgery. The study, which was published in Scientific Reports, shows that preoperative measurement of these dynamics may be essential for predicting whether patients […]