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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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