Fernando receives IAS fellowship
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Amsterdam has granted Fernando a visiting fellowship starting in the spring of 2021! He will investigate high-order interactions in complex systems, asking: how can we empirically measure high-order interactions in networks? Focusing on clinical network neuroscience, this research seeks to connect high-order brain network properties with behavioral properties.
Lucas Breedt joins the lab (again)!
While studying psychology, I realized that my interests leaned more towards research than clinical work. During my master’s I therefore decided to do a research internship, and I ended up at the department of Anatomy and Neurosciences of the VUmc, where I looked at the MEG-based brain networks of patients with MS in relation to…
Doctor Dagmar Nieboer
After having to postpone her defense in March due to the pandemic, Dagmar Nieboer finally got to defend her dissertation ‘Healthy life, happy brain’? Congratulations Dagmar!
Dutch Cancer Society funds our research
We are very happy that the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) is funding our study GOALS2, which aims to explore the clinical relevance of brain activity as a marker of glioma growth. A very brief explanation (in Dutch) is given by Linda in this video.
Eduarda Centeno joins the lab
We welcome Eduarda to the lab! She will be helping us streamline our analysis pipelines and, most importantly, organize our shared codes on GitHub.
Jolanda defends on November 16!
Jolanda will defend her dissertation “The impact of glioma on brain functioning and vice versa” on November 16th at 1.45pm!
Two posters at OHBM2020!
#1493 by Shanna Kulik, on Modeling neurophysiological brain activity in individual subjects; we describe a personalized Jansen-Rit neural mass model that uses individual structural connectivity to recapitulate MEG-based empirical functional connectivity. #2064 by Vera Belgers, in which we use MEG oscillatory activity as a proxy of brain activity to predict progression-free survival in glioma patients,…
Dagmar defends on September 28!
Due to COVID-19, Dagmar’s dissertation defense has been moved to Monday September 28th, at 9.45am! We hope to know whether this will be a virtual or live event soon.
Biniam wins young investigator award!
After presenting his thesis work on “Changes in resting-state functional brain networks of breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and their correlation with fatigue”, Biniam Melese won a young investigator award at ICCTF’s meeting (the International Cognition and Cancer Task Force)! Very well done, and a good reflection of Biniam’s efforts in this highly collaborative…
Two projects funded
Two of our collaborative ideas have received funding from Amsterdam Neuroscience! The first is on linking postmortem MS pathology to large-scale brain network failure (PI: Menno Schoonheim, in the Neuroinflammation theme), the second on multiscale correlates of cognition (PI: Natalia Goriounova in the Systems and Network Neuroscience theme). Much bridging of scales planned for the coming years!