• 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 21 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

Meeting summary of The NYO3 5th NO-Age/AD meeting and the 1st Norway-UK joint meeting on ageing and dementia: recent progress on the mechanisms and interventional strategies.

Wang HL, Siow R, Schmauck-Medina T, Zhang J, Sandset PM, Filshie C, Lund Ø, Partridge L, Bergersen LH, Juel Rasmussen L, Palikaras K, Sotiropoulos I, Storm-Mathisen J, Rubinsztein DC, Spillantini MG, De Zeeuw CI, Watne LO, Vyhnalek M, Veverova K, Liang KX, Tavernarakis N, Bohr VA, Yokote K, Saarela J, Nilsen H, Gonos ES, Scheibye-Knudsen M, Chen G, Kato H, Selbæk G, Fladby T, Nilsson P, Simonsen A, Aarsland D, Lautrup S, Ottersen OP, Cox LS, Fang EF
in The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2024

Effect of ethnic diversity on the saccadic reaction time among healthy Indian and Dutch adults.

Meethal NSK, Mazumdar D, Thepass G, Lemij HG, van der Steen J, Pel JJM, George R
in Scientific reports 2024

Different Purkinje cell pathologies cause specific patterns of progressive gait ataxia in mice.

Jaarsma D, Birkisdóttir MB, van Vossen R, Oomen DWGD, Akhiyat O, Vermeij WP, Koekkoek SKE, De Zeeuw CI, Bosman LWJ
in Neurobiology of disease 2024

Disynaptic inhibitory cerebellar control over caudal medial accessory olive.

van Hoogstraten WS, Lute MCC, Liu Z, Broersen R, Mangili L, Kros L, Gao Z, Wang X, van den Maagdenberg AMJM, De Zeeuw CI
in eNeuro 2024

Disynaptic inhibitory cerebellar control over caudal medial accessory olive.

van Hoogstraten WS, Lute MCC, Liu Z, Broersen R, Mangili L, Kros L, Gao Z, Wang X, van den Maagdenberg AMJM, De Zeeuw CI
in eNeuro 2024