Amsterdam Neuroscience aims to strengthen collaborations between investigators by focusing its research strategy on nine research programs.

Five research programs (horizontal) focusing on specific brain and nervous system disease mechanisms are complemented by four programs (vertical) focusing on innovation, that will provide proof of concept for causal relationships in brain and nervous system function mechanisms. In Amsterdam Neuroscience innovation takes place at all levels of study, from molecular to cellular studies, to circuitry and intact brain and behavior, both at the individual as well as population level.

The nine research programs outlined below act as steering committees with each a core group of Principal Investigators (PIs) and affiliated staff. Shared infrastructure and translational efforts are being realized as concerted actions within these research programs. In addition graduate training and residents are being guided with integrative feedback within each of the
research programs.

Find comprehensive information on the nine Amsterdam Neuroscience research programs at the Research Program menu and get familiar with the faces of these programs.

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Program Leaders & Taskforce Members of Research Programs

Brain Imaging
Brain Imaging
Dick Veltman
Dick Veltman
Liesbeth Reneman
Liesbeth Reneman
Fleur Rootselaar
Fleur Rootselaar
Bart van Berckel
Bart van Berckel
Systems and Network Neuroscience
Systems and Network Neuroscience
Huib Mansvelder
Huib Mansvelder
Helmut Kessels
Helmut Kessels
Johannes Boer
Johannes Boer
Rick Schuurman
Rick Schuurman
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
Matthijs Verhage
Matthijs Verhage
Susanne la Fleur
Susanne la Fleur
Marjo van der Knaap
Marjo van der Knaap
Eric Reits
Eric Reits
Complex Trait Genetics
Complex Trait Genetics
Danielle Posthuma
Danielle Posthuma
Frank Jacobs
Frank Jacobs
Tinca Polderman
Tinca Polderman
Karin Verweij
Karin Verweij
Neurodegeneration
Neurodegeneration
Wiesje van der Flier
Wiesje van der Flier
Rob de Bie
Rob de Bie
Charlotte Teunissen
Charlotte Teunissen
Lars van der Heide
Lars van der Heide
Wilma van der Berg
Wilma van der Berg
Neuroinfection and -inflammation
Neuroinfection and -inflammation
Joep Killestein
Joep Killestein
Matthijs Brouwer
Matthijs Brouwer
Elga de Vries
Elga de Vries
Filip Eftimov
Filip Eftimov
Neurovascular Disorders
Neurovascular Disorders
Jonathan Coutinho
Jonathan Coutinho
Dagmar Verbaan
Dagmar Verbaan
Gert Kwakkel
Gert Kwakkel
Charles Majoie
Charles Majoie
Compulsivity, Impulsivity and Attention
Compulsivity, Impulsivity and Attention
Odile van den Heuvel
Odile van den Heuvel
Dirk Jan Smit
Dirk Jan Smit
Taco de Vries
Taco de Vries
Conrado Bosman
Conrado Bosman
Mood, Anxiety, Psychosis, Stress and Sleep
Mood, Anxiety, Psychosis, Stress and Sleep
Sabine Spijker
Sabine Spijker
Christiaan Vinkers
Christiaan Vinkers
Lieuwe de Haan
Lieuwe de Haan
Aniko Korosi
Aniko Korosi