News

2019

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!

2018

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!

2017

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 nu.nl.

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.

2016

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)

2015

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)

2014

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)

Stopbraintumors.nl 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)

2013

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

2011

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)

2010

An article about brain networks on ZieDaar (in Dutch)

2009

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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