• Department of Neuroscience

    Erasmus MC

  • Wide range of techniques and research questions

    From molecules to circuits and disease mechanisms

  • Vibrant Research Community

    Over 40 biomedical research laboratories

Research Objectives

Our research is dedicated to Plasticity and Dynamics of Sensori-Motor Systems and Cognitive Systems in health and disease. We investigate those at the physiological, anatomical, behavioral and molecular level in 18 research groups.

Collaborations

The Department of Neuroscience of Erasmus Medical University Center, Rotterdam, is embedded in the dynamic, internationally competitive research community of over 40 biomedical research labs, encompassing the departments of: Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Genetic and Genetic Identification. We collaborate with universities and institutes at a national and international level and host fruitful relationships with our industry partners.

Academic excellence

The main objective of the two-year Research Master’s Program in Neuroscience is to teach and to provide training for talented students in the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience. The program prepares students for future fundamental research in various medical fields in which neuroscience is increasingly important. The program combines a broad range of tutorials and workshops in neuro-anatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, psychology and psychiatry with an extensive period of research training.

Department of Neuroscience is placed in the Research Tower of the Erasmus Medical Center (Ee building). The Department Chair is Prof. Dr. Chris de Zeeuw.

Recent Publications

The department of Neuroscience strives to publish Open Access. Accepted versions of most published papers can be found in the Erasmus University institutional repository repub.eur.nl

VIEW PUBLICATIONS

Localization of Retinal Ca/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase II-β (CaMKII-β) at Bipolar Cell Gap Junctions and Cross-Reactivity of a Monoclonal Anti-CaMKII-β Antibody With Connexin36.

Tetenborg S, Yadav SC, Brüggen B, Zoidl GR, Hormuzdi SG, Monyer H, van Woerden GM, Janssen-Bienhold U, Dedek K
in Frontiers in molecular neuroscience 2019

Virtual signals of head rotation induce gravity-dependent inferences of linear acceleration.

Khosravi-Hashemi N, Forbes PA, Dakin CJ, Blouin JS
in The Journal of physiology 2019

Measuring Electroencephalography: The Ups and Downs of Delta and Beta Bands as Biomarkers for 15q11-q13-Related Disorders.

van Woerden GM
in Biological psychiatry 2019

Neural substrates, dynamics and thresholds of galvanic vestibular stimulation in the behaving primate.

Kwan A, Forbes PA, Mitchell DE, Blouin JS, Cullen KE
in Nature communications 2019

Neural substrates, dynamics and thresholds of galvanic vestibular stimulation in the behaving primate.

Kwan A, Forbes PA, Mitchell DE, Blouin JS, Cullen KE
in Nature communications 2019