PhD course: Current Issues in Neurodevelopment

Aim: The aim of this course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of neural development and to discuss state-of-the-art techniques, in vitro and animal models that can be used to study the developing nervous system. Organisation: Organising institute: Brain Center, UMC Utrecht, …

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Vidi grant for Frank Meye

Assistant professor Frank Meye researches how stress alters the strength of connections in the brain involved in decision-making, and how this can lead to impulsive eating behavior. He also investigates how this process can be turned for the better by targeted manipulation of brain activity. He has received the prestigious …

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Life of a Principal Investigator. A Talk with Prof. Dr. Elly Hol

Are you dreaming about academic career? It is very useful to hear the experiences of daily professional life of a principal investigator from a person, who actually has undergone this pathway. Learn about a great example of outstanding academic career in the conversation of a GSLS student and Radio Life …

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No need for competition

During brain development signaling proteins guide traveling neurons and their axons. These proteins do so by binding the receptor on the cell membrane of the neuron. For a long time it was thought that when two different proteins are close to the receptor they compete for binding. However, we found …

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Reactive astrocyte nomenclature, definitions, and future directions

Together with other astrocyte researchers, Translational Neuroscience researcher Elly Hol wrote this highly needed paper for the field. This paper will be an important overview for all interested in reactive astrocytes in brain diseases. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-020-00783-4