• 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

The neuroinvasiveness, neurotropism, and neurovirulence of SARS-CoV-2.

Bauer L, Laksono BM, de Vrij FMS, Kushner SA, Harschnitz O, van Riel D
in Trends in neurosciences 2022

Cortical Inhibition and Plasticity in Major Depressive Disorder.

Castricum J, Birkenhager TK, Kushner SA, Elgersma Y, Tulen JHM
in Frontiers in psychiatry 2022

Controlling absence seizures from the cerebellar nuclei via activation of the G signaling pathway.

Schwitalla JC, Pakusch J, Mücher B, Brückner A, Depke DA, Fenzl T, De Zeeuw CI, Kros L, Hoebeek FE, Mark MD
in Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS 2022

The Role of GJD2(Cx36) in Refractive Error Development.

van der Sande E, Haarman AEG, Quint WH, Tadema KCD, Meester-Smoor MA, Kamermans M, De Zeeuw CI, Klaver CCW, Winkelman BHJ, Iglesias AI
in Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 2022

The Role of GJD2(Cx36) in Refractive Error Development.

van der Sande E, Haarman AEG, Quint WH, Tadema KCD, Meester-Smoor MA, Kamermans M, De Zeeuw CI, Klaver CCW, Winkelman BHJ, Iglesias AI
in Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 2022