• Shanna goes to Nottingham

    By Shanna On the 1st of February I started a two-month visit to the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre in Nottingham (UK) with the group of Matt Brookes. This center is amongst others equipped with 3 MRI scanners (1.5T, 3T, 7T) and an MEG system and is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy. Their research aims […]

  • HersenMagazine interview

    The HersenMagazine (published by the Hersenstichting, a Dutch foundation focusing on the brain) interviewed Linda about networks and neuroscience for their January issue on ‘connection’. The spread is below, and you can find Linda’s research dream here (all in Dutch)!

  • Shanna Kulik

    When I was trained to be a physical therapist, I realised I missed the theoretical challenge and noticed that only practical work just wasn’t it for me. I therefore continued my education and started the research master of Human Movement Sciences at the VU. There, I focused on neurodegenerative diseases and did a one-year internship […]

  • Jolanda Derks

    In 2014 I started my PhD project after finishing a master in Neurosciences. During my bachelor and master I enjoyed working in the lab as well as spending time behind the computer analysing MRI images. In this PhD project I have the opportunity to combine both modalities, which is challenging, both also very exciting. In […]

  • Linda Douw (PI)

    I’m a neuroscientist, trying to make sense of our brain. I like the brain for all its complexity, and try to understand more of it by using graph theory. This theory-governed but still data-driven approach allows for investigation of how the brain works on multiple scales and with several imaging modalities. I’m particularly interested in […]

  • New paper: the connectomic profile of glioma patients and its clinical correlates

    In our latest paper we show that in glioma patients connections between different brain areas are affected on a broad scale. Specifically connections linked to brain regions that play a central role in information processing (hubs) are altered. By analysing 71 functional MRI scans of glioma (brain tumor) patients and a cohort of healthy controls […]

  • Bernardo Maciel

    I’m a Biomedical Engineer from Portugal, interested in the frontier between engineering, neuroscience and psychiatry. I am especially passionate about using artificial intelligence for synthesis and analysis of biomarkers of psychiatric/neurologic disease. In particular, I’ve been keen on connectomics as a framework to make sense of the unfathomable complexity of the brain. I have developed […]

  • Dorien Maas

    As a neuroscientist, I am fascinated by how cognitive problems can be treated to improve the well-being of patients with brain diseases. Various brain diseases present with similar cognitive symptomatology and I am interested in what brain mechanisms underlie these shared cognitive symptoms. I approach this problem by studying the role of neurons and glia […]

  • Eduarda Centeno

    I started my academic career as a biotechnologist and, recently, I have obtained my Master’s degree in Neuroscience at both the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Université de Bordeaux (joint masters – Neurasmus). My main focus in the field is Computational Neuroscience, which allows me to merge two of my greatest passions – computers and […]