Long-term outcome after mild Traumatic Brain Injury in elderly

Researcher: Mayra Bittencourt Villalpando, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2020 Second promotor: Prof. dr. Joukje van der Naalt Funding: BCN-BRAIN Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in adults. Mild TBI (mTBI) accounts for 85% of cases and 15-20% of those patients suffer from persistent complaints that […]

Anosognosia and neuroimaging predictors of cognitive decline in dementia

Researcher: Jaime Mondragon Uribe, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2021 First promotor: Prof. dr. Peter-Paul De Deyn Funding: Conacyt The aims of this project are to describe novel connectivity biomarkers associated with prodromal AD and progression to AD and to evaluate the association between anosognosia and cognitive reserve to neuroimaging biomarkers in prodromal and clinical […]

Quantification of symptoms of movement disorders – towards home-based assessments

Researcher: Zeus Tlaltecutli Dominguez Vega, MSc (PhD student) Expected thesis defense: 2021 Copromotor: Dr. Jan Willem Elting Funding: Conacyt Topics of interest in this project are the automatic detection of tremor and myoclonus in inertial measurement unit recordings, as well as the use of machine learning methods to classify different movement disorders on the basis of features […]

Quantification of symptoms of movement disorders employing motion sensors

Researcher: Octavio Martinez Manzanera, MSc (PhD student) Thesis defense: February 8, 2017 Copromotor: Jan Willem Elting, MD, PhD Collaborators: Prof. Marina de Koning-Tijssen, MD, PhD, Han van der Hoeven, MD, PhD, Martijn Beudel, MD, PhD, Robert Borgemeester, MD, Prof. Teus van Laar, MD, PhD, Tinka Lawerman, Ineke Lunsing, MD, Rick Brandsma, MD, Deborah Sival, MD, PhD,  Andrea Mannini, PhD (Scuola […]

Lecture for high school students on math in medicine

Especially for high school students the Pre University Academy of the University of Groningen organises a couple of lectures each year. The lectures, sometimes with a nice excursion, give a look into the different studies that the University of Groningen has to offer. The lectures (in Dutch) are given by professors and university lecturers of […]

New book ‘Math for scientists’ published

My new book ‘Math for scientists – refreshing the essentials’ that I wrote together with Dr. Branislava Curcic-Blake has now been published with Springer. It is inspired by our well-received lecture series developed for junior neuroscientists with scientific backgrounds ranging from psychology to linguistics. The book itself explains and reviews key mathematics in an accessible way for a […]

Upcoming PhD defense of Marja Broersma

I’m proud to announce the upcoming PhD defense of Marja Broersma. The title of her thesis is ‘Neuroimaging in Tremor and Functional Motor Disorders’. She investigated two disorders with motor symptoms, with different origins and manifestations. Tremor is a common type of movement disorder in the category of too much movement, whereas functional neurological paresis is a […]

How to investigate the clinical neurological relevance of a new diagnostic test

There are different important steps on the road towards designing new tools to aid in the diagnostic process of neurological disorders. Van den Bruel et al (J Clin Epidemiol, 2007) proposed a stepwise evaluation of diagnostic tests consisting of 1) verifying the test’s technical accuracy, 2) determining the place of the new test in the clinical […]

Imaginary – de reizende wiskunde tentoonstelling – nu in Groningen!

Begin mei ben ik geinterviewd en zijn mijn studenten gefilmd voor een videoportret over hoe ik wiskunde gebruik voor mijn werk. Dit videoportret maakt deel uit van de wiskundetentoonstelling Imaginary en mag ik jullie hier nu al laten zien! In Imaginary – een reizende wiskundetentoonstelling – kun je je verwonderen over de schoonheid van de wiskunde. […]

BCN YouTube channel with Ted-like talks on neuroscience

The first Tex-like talks of BCN researchers are now on BCN’s YouTube channel. BCN is the Groningen research school of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences and the first talks are already as diverse as the disciplines of the affiliated researchers and faculties. Check out Prof. Pim van Dijk talking about ‘A curious case of tinnitus’, Dr. […]