Year-end lab BBQ
With the end of the academic year nearing, we held a celebratory lab BBQ, right inbetween thunder storms. Special thanks to amazing BSc/MSc students Floris Tijhuis, Vera Belgers, Sofia Orellana, Biniam Melese Bekele, Dora Brooks and Lucas Breedt for their valuable contributions in the past year, and best of luck with your future endeavors!! And…
MULTINET lab @OHBM in Rome!
Come check out the Educational Day, where Linda will talk about resting-state fMRI for language mapping, or visit one of the following posters!! Tuesday T404 | Amyloid-β relates to lower structural degree and higher local efficiency in the posterior cingulate | Laura Jonkman, Martijn Steenwijk, Yvon Galis, Nicky Boesen, Annemieke Rozemuller, Jeroen Geurts, Frederik Barkhof,…
BrainLayer: the multilayer brain networks underlying cognitive decline
We are very happy to continue our research with an NWO-Vidi! This is a short summary of the 5-year project: Cognitive deterioration in lesional brain disease, such as cerebrovascular accidents, multiple sclerosis and glioma, weighs heavily on patients, their caregivers and society, particularly since curative treatment is unavailable. Variation in cognitive decline is large: some…
NPCS April 4th, 2019
We had a great time at the National Platform for Complex Systems in Utrecht! From left to right: Marike van Lingen (RA), Biniam Bekele Melese (MSc student), Lucas Breedt (MSc student), Floris Tijhuis (MSc student), Dora Brooks (BSc student), Linda Douw (PI), Tianne Numan (Postdoc), Shanna Kulik (PhD student), Sofia Orellana (MSc student), Margot Wagenmakers…
Fernando Santos has joined the lab!
I am trained in statistical mechanics and applied topology. My current interests are in using methods of topology, geometry, statistical mechanics, and topological data analysis (TDA) in neuroscience. During my Ph.D. at Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil), I studied the topological aspects of phase transitions in classical Hamiltonian systems. Later, I spend one year as a…
MuMoBrain has started!
In order to celebrate the first included subject for our MultiModal Brain study (which aims to use multilayer graph theory in order to advance our understanding of individual differences in cognitive functioning), we had a little get together with the large team and ate this homemade MuMoBrain-logo cake!
Modeling brain dynamics in brain tumor patients using The Virtual Brain
By Shanna Kulik, Tianne Numan, Linda Douw Update: this paper has now been published in Eneuro! With great interest we read the recent BioRxiv contribution by Aerts and colleagues (2018). We would here like to informally offer some of our thoughts and suggestions on this piece of work. In this simulation study, Aerts and colleagues…
Jolanda’s pitch @CCAnext
Jolanda was in the top 3 pitchers at CCAnext!!
Combining science and clinical work to help people with brain injury, that is what I want to do. Fascinated by the complex interplay of brain function and cognition, I tried to get an understanding of the neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms in humans during my studies. In addition, I was always trying to balance my interests…
Quirien Oort is no stranger in neuro-oncological research: coming from a neuropsychological background, she is been working on her dissertation on quality of life in brain tumor patients with Martin Taphoorn (LUMC), Linda Dirven (LUMC), and Jaap Reijneveld (VUmc). She now joins the lab to explore MRI and network analysis. Welcome Quirien!