Benno Roozendaal's research group investigates the brain processes underlying the effects of emotional arousal on memory processes. The goal is to increase understanding of traumatic memories in humans and develop new strategies for the prevention or treatment of memory- and anxiety disorders.
Dirk Schubert's research group aims to improve our understanding of the neural networks in the rodent primary somatosensory system and answer general questions about how altered gene expression or neuromodulators can affect cortical network organization and consequently behavior.
Cerebral circulation and cognition in aging humans
Jurgen Claassen's research group uses various techniques to measure cerebral perfusion, cerebral autoregulation and cognitive activation. These physiological mechanisms play an important role in Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, and cognitive aging.
Cerebral circulation and cognition: Translational neurosciene
Amanda Kiliaan’s research group uses a multidisciplinary approach to study the link between (cerebro)vascular disorders and neurodegeneration. Within this group, neuroimaging is an important tool to study aspects of cerebral hemodynamics (e.g. cerebral blood flow/volume, vasoreactivity).
Clinical neuroscience in psychiatry
Indira Tendolkar's group focuses the intersection between clinical psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience with a focus on declarative memory. We investigate the adapatation of emotional and neutral memory processes depending on genetic and environmental variablity including somatic challenges.
Cognitive and affective neuroscience
Erno Hermans's research group investigates how neurochemicals affect diverse cognitive functions, such as vigilance, executive function, and memory. Moreover, they study how stressful experiences alter the intrinsic neural dynamics in the brain and how such processes contribute to memory.
Disorders in impulse- and aggression regulation
Robbert-Jan Verkes's group aims to understand the neurobiological impairments in individuals with disorders in impulse- and/or aggression control. Particular interest in the influence on impulsive behavior of psychotropic compounds, including the individual differences in the effects of these drugs.
Drosophila models of brain disorders and neurogenetics
Annette Schenck's research focuses on dissecting molecular networks and mechanisms underlying human brain function and disease. In order to be able to investigate the large number of genes, we use a powerful genetic model organism, the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster.
Establishing physiological biomarkers of perioperative stress
Jurgen Fütterer's group conducts imaging and cognitive research at the intersection between clinical psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience with a focus forms of declarative memory that also play a role in development and maintenance of stress-related mental disorders.
Macular degeneration and ophthalmogenetics
Carel Hoyng's research group specializes in studying the genetics of retinal disorders. The two main research activities are age-related macular degeneration , a research program which has been started to develop better visual rehabilitation, and Ophthalmogenetics.
Neurological movement disorders
Bas Bloem's first research line aims at studying human motor control in health and disease, in particular patients with neurological movement disorders. A second main interest is in health care innovation, aiming to develop and scientifically evaluate patient-centred collaborative care.
Jeroen Klevering's group founded the RP5000 consortium, a collaboration between ophthalmologists and geneticists in the Netherlands. In preparation of future clinical trials, they are developing and implementing new imaging techniques for the comprehensive functional assessment of the retina.