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Congratulations to Dr. Aleksandra Badura for winning the Scientific Offspring Supporter Award
15
Jul
2022

Congratulations to Dr. Aleksandra Badura for winning the Scientific Offspring Supporter Award

Congratulations to Dr. Aleksandra Badura who was awarded the Scientific Offspring Supporter (SOS) Award. The SOS awards were handed by the Erasmus MC Research and Development Office to prof. dr. Frank Grosveld (Cell Biology) and dr. Aleksandra Badura (...
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Congratulations to Geeske van Woerden, winner of the two Erasmus MC teaching awards 2022
08
Jul
2022

Congratulations to Geeske van Woerden, winner of the two Erasmus MC teaching awards 2022

On July 7th, the medical students of the Erasmus MC awarded our colleague Geeske van Woerden two educational prices: Best Teacher of Bachelor Year 1 and Best Teacher of Bachelor Year 3. Two prices in one year, that is a very rare event, and really special...
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VIDI grant awarded to Dr. Aaron B. Wong
04
Jul
2022

VIDI grant awarded to Dr. Aaron B. Wong

Congratulations to Dr. Aaron B. Wong for receiving the Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for his project “Hearing more than Sound”.This year, the NWO has awarded 101 researchers out of 625 applicants a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros....
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Neuroscience BAD Award Winner 2022, BIO Art & Design
03
Jun
2022

Neuroscience BAD Award Winner 2022, BIO Art & Design

This year’s winners were selected out of a long list of 120 proposals by artists and designers from all over the world, who responded to the Open Call at the beginning of 2022. This long list was reduced to a short list of eleven contestants, who af...
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Mario Negrello published a book entitled Computational Modeling of the Brain
01
Jun
2022

Mario Negrello published a book entitled Computational Modeling of the Brain

This volume offers an up-to-date overview of essential concepts and modern approaches to computational modelling, including the use of experimental techniques related to or directly inspired by them. The book introduces, at increasing levels of complexity...
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Gravitation grant Brain Interface Initiative (DBI2) awarded
09
May
2022

Gravitation grant Brain Interface Initiative (DBI2) awarded

The DBI2 proposal has been awarded a total funding of 142.7 million euros to conduct 10-year-long scientific research in brain-machine interfaces, as part of the Gravitation program.The mission of DBI2 is the fostering of a novel, integrated approach...
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03
Mar
2022

Gezocht: proefpersonen voor onderzoek naar tinnitus (oorsuizen)

Voor onderzoek naar tinnitus zijn wij op zoek naar proefpersonen met én controle-proefpersonen zonder tinnitus (oorsuizen).DoelHet doel van het onderzoek is het ontwikkelen van een objectieve test voor tinnitus. Mensen met tinnitus (oftewel oorsuizen)...
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NIN Summer School Neurotechnology
28
Feb
2022

NIN Summer School Neurotechnology

This year, the NIN is organizing a Summer School on Neurotechnology. The meeting will take place at the NIN and the Trippenhuis from June 2 till June 4, 2022.  The Summer School features lectures from internationally recognized top-level scie...
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Save the date 20 May 2022
18
Feb
2022

Save the date 20 May 2022

The symposium and Valedictory lecture of prof. dr. Hans van der Steen is rescheduled to 20 May 2022. It was originaly planned on 26 November 2021.For more information and how to register contact Neuroscience.
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Chess is topsport: Chris de Zeeuw interview by NOS Sport
18
Jan
2022

Chess is topsport: Chris de Zeeuw interview by NOS Sport

Schaken is topsport: Extreme vorm van cognitieve inspanningAan de gefronste wenkbrauwen en de handen in het haar is het niet te zien, maar dit is topsport. De beste schakers ter wereld gaan elkaar aan de kust bij Wijk aan Zee twee weken mentaal en fysiek ...
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Olivocerebellar control of movement symmetry, from de Zeeuw lab, is now published in Current Biology
12
Jan
2022

Olivocerebellar control of movement symmetry, from de Zeeuw lab, is now published in Current Biology

Coordination of bilateral movements is essential for a large variety of animal behaviors. In their new article published today in Current Biology, the team led by Vincenzo Romano elucidated the olivocerebellar system contribution to the coordination of bi...
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Congratulations to Dr. Catarina Osorio for receiving Women in STEM Incentive grant from NWO
20
Dec
2021

Congratulations to Dr. Catarina Osorio for receiving Women in STEM Incentive grant from NWO

We are happy to announce that Dr. Catarina Osorio has been awarded an Incentive Grant for Women in STEM from NWO. This grant aims to retain qualified women in science, and to provide them with a stable launchpad for an academic career. Dr. Osorio is stud...
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What is a complex spike worth? New paper from de Zeeuw lab gives us some long awaited answers
15
Dec
2021

What is a complex spike worth? New paper from de Zeeuw lab gives us some long awaited answers

Our brain receives many different sensory stimuli, of which only some are relevant. The new study published  yesterday in Cell Reports from de Zeeuw group led by Lorenzo Bina, found that in every specific context, neurons in ...
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Congratulations to Dr. Johan Pel & Dr. Peter Bremen on getting grants from Stichting Lijf en Leven and the Open Competition XS from NWO
10
Dec
2021

Congratulations to Dr. Johan Pel & Dr. Peter Bremen on getting grants from Stichting Lijf en Leven and the Open Competition XS from NWO

We are proud to announce that Dr. Pel and Dr. Bremen received a grant from Stichting Lijf en Leven and an Open Competition Klein-XS grant from The Dutch Research Council (NWO)! Stichting Lijf en Leven was funded by Cornelius Rook in 1997 an...
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CUBE Clinic featured in RTV Rijnmond Documentary
18
Nov
2021

CUBE Clinic featured in RTV Rijnmond Documentary

Our CUBE-clinic work was recently featured in a documentary of RTV Rijnmond called ‘Hart van Rotterdam’, looking into the research performed within the Erasmus Medical Center. In this video, Sadaf Soloukey (PhD-Candidate within CUBE) explains how func...
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Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Forbes on getting the VIDI grant
14
Jul
2021

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Forbes on getting the VIDI grant

We are proud to announce that Dr. Patrick Forbes received a VIDI grant from The Dutch Research Council (NWO)!The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi is a grant for experienced researchers. This year the NWO has awarded 78 experienced researchers...
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Royal honour for  Prof. dr. Gert Jan Kleinrensink
18
Jun
2021

Royal honour for Prof. dr. Gert Jan Kleinrensink

Emeritus prof. Gert-Jan Kleinrensink was named knight in the order of Oranje-Nassau on 16th of June 2021 for his contributions in the field of anatomy and neuroscience. He received the ribbon from the mayor of the Hague, Jan van Zanen. The Department of N...
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Congratulations Jos van der Geest, winner of the two Erasmus MC teaching awards 2021
09
Jun
2021

Congratulations Jos van der Geest, winner of the two Erasmus MC teaching awards 2021

We are proud to announce that Jos van der Geest is the big winner of the 2021 More Onderwijs award!He won 2 titles: "Best teacher of the 1st year's bachelor" and "Best teacher of '20-'21 Congratulations Jos!
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Cerebellar control of cortical coherence, now published in PNAS
23
Dec
2020

Cerebellar control of cortical coherence, now published in PNAS

In a recently published PNAS paper Researchers of the Department of Neuroscience from Chris de Zeeuw group describe how the cerebellum can affect fast sensorimotor processing in the cerebral cortex. A Dutch summary can be found on the Amazi...
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Congratulations to Dr. Devika Narain on getting the VIDI grant
23
Nov
2020

Congratulations to Dr. Devika Narain on getting the VIDI grant

We are proud to announce that Dr. Devika Narain received a VIDI grant from The Dutch Research Council (NWO)!The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi is a grant for experienced researchers.This year the NWO has awarded 81 experienced researchers a ...
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Image by CUBE was selected for FENS new website
15
Oct
2020

Image by CUBE was selected for FENS new website

“Finding The Brain Tumor's Achilles Heel” by Sadaf Soloukey et al. 2020, was selected as one of the 15 images to be displayed in the FENS new website. It will also be shared via Instagram and Twitter. This image shows a 3D-reconstruction of a Low...
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Dr. Badura and collaborators were awarded the Erasmus MC Pilot grant
07
Aug
2020

Dr. Badura and collaborators were awarded the Erasmus MC Pilot grant

Congratulations to Dr. Aleksandra Badura who was awarded the the Erasmus MC Pilot grant. This collaborative study will be conducted together with Dr. Virgil Dalm from the Department of Immunology and Dr. Erik Lubberts from the Depar...
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Respiration: larger role for the cerebellum, now published in Cell Reports
08
Jul
2020

Respiration: larger role for the cerebellum, now published in Cell Reports

From the first cry to the last sigh, we breath our whole live and almost always without giving it much thought. Research in mice, recently published in Cell Reports, revealed that the cerebellum plays a larger role in the coordination of respiration ...
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NWO Open Competition XS grant awarded to Dr. Ines Serra
25
Jun
2020

NWO Open Competition XS grant awarded to Dr. Ines Serra

Congratulations to Dr. Ines Serra who was awarded the NWO Open Competition Domain Science - XS grant! The XS grant supports curiosity-driven bold research aimed to pilot novel ideas. In her project entitled: "Mouse brain connectivity throug...
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5,000 Euros in Google Cloud Platform compute credits awarded to dr. Christos Strydis
23
Jun
2020

5,000 Euros in Google Cloud Platform compute credits awarded to dr. Christos Strydis

Google Cloud Platform (GCP), offered by Google, is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search, Gmail and YouTube. An application to the GCP research...
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Christos Strydis wins 3rd place for best research idea in Delft Health Initiative competition 2020
25
Mar
2020

Christos Strydis wins 3rd place for best research idea in Delft Health Initiative competition 2020

During the annual Delft Health Initiative contest for the best research idea, dr. Christos Strydis won 3rd place with his project proposal: "Ensemble, Closed-Loop, Epilepsy-Prevention System (ECLEPSys)", along with a 10k-Euro award to kickstart the projec...
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Discover the brain together with Erasmus MC  EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO Covid19
05
Mar
2020

Discover the brain together with Erasmus MC EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO Covid19

Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science.Every March, partners host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyd...
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Imaging Live Brain Activity During Awake Brain Surgery
14
Jan
2020

Imaging Live Brain Activity During Awake Brain Surgery

A new application of functional Ultrasound (fUS) now enables maximum safe brain tumor resectionResearchers of CUBE (Center for Ultrasound Brain imaging @ Erasmus MC) have managed to image live cerebral blood flow during awake brain surgery using functi...
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Center for Ultrasound and Brain imaging at Erasmus MC website online
13
Jan
2020

Center for Ultrasound and Brain imaging at Erasmus MC website online

Center for Ultrasound and Brain imaging at Erasmus MC, aka CUBE,  is the first dedicated ultrasound center in the world and is a multidisciplinary ensemble of three Dutch institutions united by the singular purpose of unveiling the mysteries of t...
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Demi Brizee awarded Thesis Prize for Biology
05
Dec
2019

Demi Brizee awarded Thesis Prize for Biology

Demi Brizee has been awarded the Young Talent Thesis Prize for Biology for her master thesis written for the Research Master in Neuroscience, titled ‘Activity-dependence of parvalbumin interneuron myelination.’ The prize was awarded by the Royal H...
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Dr. de Jeu received the Senior University Teaching Qualification Certificate (SUTQ; NL: SKO)
04
Nov
2019

Dr. de Jeu received the Senior University Teaching Qualification Certificate (SUTQ; NL: SKO)

Congratulations to Dr. Marcel de Jeu who is the first professor at the Department of Neuroscience to receive the Senior University Teaching Qualification Certificate. "I am very happy that I was able to complete the SUTQ trajectory and that I re...
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Dr. Zhenyu Gao was awarded the prestigious ERC Staring Grant!
10
Oct
2019

Dr. Zhenyu Gao was awarded the prestigious ERC Staring Grant!

We are proud to announce that Dr. Zhenyu Gao received the prestigious ERC starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). For this ERC funded project Dr. Gao will focus on deciphering the anatomical, physiological and molecular pro...
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Dr. Lieke Kros was awarded the Erasmus MC Fellowship
10
Oct
2019

Dr. Lieke Kros was awarded the Erasmus MC Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Lieke Kros who was awarded the Erasmus MC Fellowships! This grant is a permanent part of Lof der Geneeskunst. This year Dean Hans van Leeuwen awarded four talented researchers, who will each receive € 400,000 to be ...
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Congratulations to Dr. Peter Bremen and Dr. Jos van der Geest for winning the teacher of the year prizes!
07
Jun
2019

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Bremen and Dr. Jos van der Geest for winning the teacher of the year prizes!

We are proud to announce that  Dr. Peter Bremen and  Dr. Jos van der Geest won the teachers of the year award! Dr. Bremen was voted best teacher of the year by the first year medical students and Dr. van der Geest won the prize for the...
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Congratulations to Dr. Zhenyu Gao on getting the VIDI grant!
28
May
2019

Congratulations to Dr. Zhenyu Gao on getting the VIDI grant!

We are proud to announce that Dr. Zhenyu Gao received a VIDI award from The Dutch Research Council (NWO)!The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi is a grant for experienced researchers. This year the NWO has awarded 85 experienced r...
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PhD student Sadaf Soloukey was featured on Dutch national television
03
May
2019

PhD student Sadaf Soloukey was featured on Dutch national television

On April 22nd, Sadaf Soloukey was featured in a video-interview by NOS, the dutch national news. In a three minute video, shot during an awake craniotomy surgery in the OR of dr. Vincent, Sadaf explains the application of functional Ultrasound (fUS) in a ...
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Patrick Forbes and colleagues publish their work in Nature Communications!
03
May
2019

Patrick Forbes and colleagues publish their work in Nature Communications!

Whether standing, walking or driving, the vestibular system (i.e. our balance organ) provides information to our brain about our orientation and movement in space. This information is essential to our ability to orient, move and interact with our envi...
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Department of Neuroscience Outreach Event was a big success!
18
Mar
2019

Department of Neuroscience Outreach Event was a big success!

On the weekend of 16-17 March 2019 the department of Neuroscience in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam opened their doors to the public to raise awareness about the basic way the brain functions and the research neurosci...
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Hoe ziet een gedachte eruit?
09
Jan
2019

Hoe ziet een gedachte eruit?

Hoe ziet een gedachte eruit?Interview Chris de Zeeuw for Studio Erasmus, November 2018 (in Dutch). Watch full interview or short version interview.
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New paper from de Zeeuw lab sheds light on memory formation!
26
Dec
2018

New paper from de Zeeuw lab sheds light on memory formation!

Unraveling mechanisms underlying memory formation has been a challenge in neuroscience for many decades. In the new paper just published in eLife, Vincenzo Romano and colleagues studied the role of strengthening of synaptic inputs to Purkinje ce...
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Exciting updates from the miniscope team led by Tycho Hoogland
05
Nov
2018

Exciting updates from the miniscope team led by Tycho Hoogland

Miniaturized fluorescence microscopes, or so-called 'miniscopes' have enabled the measurement of population activity in the brain with cellular resolution in freely behaving animals opening up the possibility to study how sleep, anxiety and navigation are...
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NWO GROOT grant for brain imaging center CUBE
29
Oct
2018

NWO GROOT grant for brain imaging center CUBE

NWO has approved an application for the Center for Ultrasound Brain Imaging at Erasmus MC (CUBE) and awarded nearly 2.5 million euros for the realization of this new center. Understanding the brain is one of the largest challenges science is facing today....
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2 postdoctoral grants for the Schonewille lab!
28
Oct
2018

2 postdoctoral grants for the Schonewille lab!

Two postdoctoral researchers from the Schonewille lab have been awarded prestigious grants this year! Catarina Osorio was awarded a ZonMw Off-Road fellowship and Joshua White secured a Veni NWO grantOsorio's project: The cerebellum, also known as “...
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Cerebellum and cortex talk to each other to coordinate movements. Nature paper from Gao lab!
28
Oct
2018

Cerebellum and cortex talk to each other to coordinate movements. Nature paper from Gao lab!

Persistent and ramping neural activity in the frontal cortex anticipates specific movements. Preparatory activity is distributed across several brain regions but it is unclear which brain areas are involved and how this activity is mediated by multi-regio...
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Can the cerebellum control social behavior? eLife paper from Badura lab!
28
Oct
2018

Can the cerebellum control social behavior? eLife paper from Badura lab!

Cognitive and social capacities require postnatal experience, yet the pathways by which experience guides development are unknown. In the paper published recently in eLife, Aleksandra Badura and colleagues show that the normal development of motor and non...
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