During a visit of Minister Conny Helder at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience for Nationaal Plan Hoofdzaken, Linda was one of the experts talking about how to organize the science of tomorrow. You can hear some of the key points in the podcast also recorded that day (in Dutch)!

Linda became a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

Thijs Vande Vyvere visits MULTINET.

Jantine is presenting work led by Maxine at the International Cognition and Cancer Task Force (ICCTF) annual meeting in San Diego!

Linda became an associate editor at Human Brain Mapping.


The Neurology Minute Podcast interviewed Linda on the relationship between intrinsic brain activity and glioma occurrence. Listen to it here!

A new multiscale, translational project (funded by ZonMw) will start next year, in a collaborating spanning VUmc, AMC and Groningen!

Linda is at SNO in Tampa, Florida.

Wohoo, Dorien has started! Read more here.

Fernando, who sadly moved to the UvA but remains an invaluable collaborator, presented at the annual Amsterdam Neuroscience meeting. Watch his storyslam here!

MULTINET and GRIP are at EANO, here is an overview of our presentations and posters. Also, Maxine won an award!

Marloes won the prize for best presentation of the Network Institute!

MULTINET is at OHBM 2022! Come see us at posters WTh163 on the complex relationship between neuronal activity and network signatures in glioma patients (presented by Mona), and WTh197 on multilayer MEG network topology and how it explains executive functioning before and after glioma resection (presented by Lucas).

Linda is giving a virtual talk in the Dutch Distinguished Lecture Series in Philosophy and Neuroscience (up on youtube)

Mona enrolled the first patient in our GOALS2 study!

Linda is giving a keynote talk at the Winter Workshop on Complex Systems.


Looking for an assistant professor!

We’re expanding: Maxine, Vasco, Mona, and Bernardo joined the lab.

We are now our own research section in the department.

MULTINET is at the virtual EANO 2021! An overview of our posters can be found here.

Linda is now part of the steering committee of the Dutch Distinguished Lecture Series in Philosophy and Neuroscience! More info here.

We will be at OHBM 2021, here are our posters!

Eduarda and Fernando will be presenting at GSI’21!

Our new study, GOALS2, was highlighted by the Amsterdam UMC research news.

We started using a journal club format to discuss papers, and particularly preprints, in order to learn of new research, develop our peer review skills and offer constructive remarks to the authors. Why?

We are looking for a PhD candidate (deadline April 26th)!

Linda will be giving a keynote talk at “Minds, Models and Mechanisms: Current Trends in Philosophy of Psychiatry” on April 21st.

Eduarda and Fernando (with Giulia and Linda) published the “Notebook for network and topological analysis in neuroscience”! Check out either the Jupyter Notebook on our lab’s GitHub, read the preprint or both!


Jolanda defended her dissertation!

Fernando received an IAS fellowship!

We received funding from the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) to further investigate the relationship between brain activity and glioma growth in the next four years.

Dagmar successfully defended her dissertation!

Lucas Breedt joined the lab again, now as a PhD candidate!

Eduarda Centeno started as a research assistent in the lab!

The GRIP program (Guarding quality survivorship in glioma patients) has included its first patient! We aim to decrease severe fatigue in glioma patients using a cognitive behavioral therapy. Read more here (in Dutch).

We will be presenting these two posters at OHBM2020.

Linda became the chair of Amsterdam Young Academy.

Biniam wins the young investigator award after his presentation at ICCTF!

Linda and her collaborators Lara Keuck and Klaus Eyer are at the American Philosophical Association’s Eastern meeting (Jan 8-12), as part of a panel on “Scope Validity in Medicine”. This panel is part of their collaborative project on the translational gap.


Two of our collaborative ideas have received funding from Amsterdam Neuroscience.

Biniam Melese will give an oral presentation at ICCTF!

Dagmar’s defense will take place on March 17th.

MuMoBrain inclusion is a wrap!

Shanna also presented a poster at EANO 2019 on pathologically increased network clustering in glioma patients!

We had a poster and a talk at ECTRIMS 2019: Ilse Nauta presented a poster, while Shanna gave a talk!

Fernando won the Trainee Poster Award at CNS 2019!

Join the workshop Linda is co-organizing with Leonardo Gollo at CNS 2019 in Barcelona on phase transitions in the brain! Fernando is presenting, as are a few more experts in the field. More info here.

Together with Lara Keuck and Klaus Eyer, both current Branco Weiss Fellows, Linda has received some collaborative funding to investigate the translational gap in medicine from multiple perspectives!

Jolanda’s “big leap” paper on MEG, neuroligin-3 and survival in glioma patients was highlighted by MGH Advances in Motion.

Gwenda defended her dissertation “Moving along the non-motor spectrum in Parkinson’s disease” brilliantly on June 20th!

We had a great ending to the academic year :-).

Brief interview with Linda on the Vidi project (in Dutch).

The lab will be in Rome for OHBM! Find us here.

NWO has granted Linda a Vidi to explore how multilayer brain networks underlie cognitive decline in lesional brain disease! A short summary of 5-year project can be found here.

We had a great day at the Netherlands Platform for Complex Systems symposium in Utrecht, which proved to be an inspirational outing!

Fernando has arrived! He will be joining the lab till the end of July, very happy to have him with us!

Gwenda is defending her doctoral thesis “Moving along the non-motor spectrum of Parkinson’s disease” on June 20th, 11.45hrs in the VU University Aula, yay!

Together with Leonardo Gollo, Linda is organizing a symposium on “Phase transitions in brain networks” at the 2019 Computational Neuroscience Meeting in Barcelona.

We celebrated the 100th inclusion in our Molecules 2 Behavior study! Way to go Marike, who has been our latest addition to the lab and has in her few months with us already reached this milestone.

Jolanda’s paper on the relevance of MEG functional connectivity in understanding cognitive (dys)functioning in glioma patients with or without IDH mutation is out now!

The Dutch Chapter of the Network Science Society, co-founded by Huijuan Wang and Linda, will be hosting its inaugural event on May 7th in Delft. More info and registration here!

Linda was chosen as one of the five board members of Amsterdam Young Academy! She will be focusing on Interdisciplinarity within this exciting new group.

We received a grant from the Cancer Center Amsterdam to investigate EEG/MEG measures as potential biomarkers for tumor growth in glioma! Tianne will be working on this project as of this spring.

Linda and Dr. Fernando Santos (already a collaborator, see our recent preprint) received an NWO visitor scholarship to expand their work on topological data analysis in neuroscience. Fernando will be joining the lab in March!

A new preprint that Linda was involved in came online, discussing the nature of time-varying connectivity. This collaborative effort was a pleasure to work on!


Our department of Anatomy and Neurosciences not only aspires to be a leader in education and scientific research, but is also committed to providing an excellent culture for their employees. We finished our culture building year with a bang during a halfday session that included experiments, anxiety parties and a lot of appreciation! As a ‘culture liaison officer’ and head of the Culture Team , Linda was and will be spearheading the department’s culture, with the seminal help and support of Culture Builders. Jorg Ruis (the owner of Culture Builders) has chronicled our journey in his vlogs (all in Dutch).

We celebrated the first included subject for the MultiModal Brain study!

As an exiting fellow, Linda presented her work using the Branco Weiss Fellowship for the last time in Zurich, Switzerland. Slides are here: 181119_douw_sis_symposium!

Linda was installed as a member of the Amsterdam Young Academy!

Dagmar – who will defend her PhD thesis in 2019 – has taken up a parttime position at the Health Council of the Netherlands as a scientific liaison. Congratulations with this great next step!

The lab will present a poster (on Jolanda’s work on MEG, cognition and IDH mutations) and a talk (on Tianne’s work regarding lesion network mapping in glioma) at this year’s EANO in Stockholm, Sweden!

Jolanda’s paper on the association between oscillatory activity, neuroligin-3 and progression free survival is out now in Journal of Neuro-oncology. Moreover, her methods figure is on the cover of the November issue!

Linda became an editor at Scientific Reports.

This Friday (August 10), Linda will present at the Martinos center’s Science on Tap

Linda is co-organizing a satellite session on “A journey through the networked brain: from neuron to behavior” at this year’s Dutch Neuroscience Meeting (June 7-8)

Also in MS: information processing speed relates to task-based dynamic connectivity (in NeuroImage: Clinical)

The ENBIT inaugural workshop on Data Sharing & Tools for Brain Tumour Imaging is coming! Join us on May 31st in Brussels!

New paper on hippocampal dynamic connectivity and memory in MS is out now!

Jolanda’s pitch on our research was amongst the top 4 PhD presentations at the CCAnext event at AMC!


Together with a host of colleagues at VUmc and AMC, Linda received a grant from Amsterdam Neuroscience to investigate multimodal brain networks and cognition!

Jolanda and Linda show a bit of the lab’s research with department head Jeroen Geurts in a new installment of his vlog series for ZonMw (in Dutch)!

Quirien joined the lab!

Jolanda and Linda wrote a piece on our work for Neuropraxis (in Dutch).

Linda and several colleagues will be @OHBM in Vancouver as of Sunday, read up on the science we’ll be presenting here.

The editors picked Kim Meijer’s work for the Spotlight in Neurology recently!

Together with several international collaborators, Linda received an INCF grant to start a European Network in Brain Tumour Imaging (ENBIT)!

VUmc De Specialist published a short movie on our latest publication on dynamics of brain networks (in Dutch).

We have an exciting new addition to the lab: Tianne!

Several news outlets picked up on our paper in Scientific Reports, amongst which

New paper on the association between hub dynamics and cognitive outcome after neurosurgery.

Shanna left Amsterdam to learn about network modeling in Nottingham for two months.

Linda was interviewed by the HersenMagazine!

Our paper on functional connectomics in glioma patients was published in NeuroImage:Clinical! Read a short summary here.


Shanna won a Nauta fellowship to visit collaborators in Nottingham, congrats!

New paper out on efficacy and functional connectomic correlates of a new drug for recurrent glioblastoma, work mainly by colleagues at the Martinos Center

A local radiostation interviewed Linda about science translation to the public through brain lectures (in Dutch, around 10min mark)

Linda wrote a short blog about some new developments in neuro-oncology for the Brain Tumor Center Amsterdam (in Dutch)


Jolanda won the best poster award at the LWNO scientific meeting!

Our latest paper in Nature Communications was picked up by EOS wetenschap and FMT gezondheidszorg (both in Dutch)

My research highlighted in “VUmc In Praktijk” (in Dutch)

A journalist’s sample from our lab meeting on scientific writing and translational neuroscience in the Volkskrant (in Dutch)


Abstract resulting from a collaboration with Emerson Gasparetto’s group was highlighted at RSNA 2014

Short news item about our new grant to investigate tDCS in Parkinson’s patients (on the VU University Medical Center website in Dutch and on the Connected Brains website in English) invited us to help start the Amsterdam Exchange on Monday, June 9th, in order to raise awareness for the disease during Brain Tumor Week

The start of a new project highlighted for Brain Awareness Week (in Dutch)


Our latest study about the altered connectome in temporal lobe epilepsy is now published and highlighted by Radiology, with a bonus interview on the Martinos Center website

News outlets highlighting our study into modafinil in brain tumor related fatigue: here and here

The European Association for NeuroOncology interviewed Linda about our research into the association between functional brain networks and molecular protein expression in brain tumor patients


Is the brain like internet in our head? Quest interviewed my colleague Edwin van Dellen to make a 1 minute video about our research (in Dutch)


An article about brain networks on ZieDaar (in Dutch)


BBC article on our study into the deleterious long-term effects of radiotherapy on cognition in low-grade glioma

Volkskrant article on the same study of radiotherapy effects (in Dutch)

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