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Valkhof Lecture - Epigenetics of adversity: relevance for psychiatric disorders

Professor Elisabeth Binder has been awarded the Valkhof Chair by the Executive Board of Radboud university medical center

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Valkhof Lecture - Epigenetics of adversity: relevance for psychiatric disorders

Prof. Jan Smit, Dean / Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, warmly invites you to the official gathering and Valkhof Lecture on Tuesday November 26, 2019.



The lecture is accredited by Accreditatiebureau Algemene Nascholing (ABAN, 1 point)


Prof. dr. Elisabeth Binder was born 1971 in Vienna, Austria. She studied medicine at the University of Vienna and got her PhD in Neuroscience at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
In 2004 she became assistant Professor of the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine and is now adjunct Professor. Since 2007 Elisabeth Binder is Research group leader at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry. As of August 2013 she is Director and Scientific Member at this same institute.
Elisabeth Binder received various prestigious awards. She is a board member and secretary of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. Since 2014 she is member of the Executive Committee European College of Neuro-psychopharmacology.
She is a reviewer for various Scientific Journals, e.g. Science, Nature, JAMA, and the Lancet.

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The Valkhof Chair

The chair is named after the Valkhof (Falcon Court) in the centre of Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. The Valkhof is a historic place, which was used as a cemetery in prehistory. The Romans had a fortified settlement on the spot. The Frankish emperor Charlemagne (714-814) held residence at the Valkhof. Also Frederick Barbarossa (1122-1190) was known to use the castle Valkhof. The remains of the castle are still present.


Entrance: Study Center Medical Sciences
Route: 77

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Visiting address

Geert Grooteplein 21
6525 EZ Nijmegen


Enter building at: Study Center Medical Sciences
Follow route 77 (Hippocrateszaal)