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Barbara Franke

Barbara FrankeBarbara Franke is a professor of Molecular Psychiatry. She studied Biology at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany and at Utrecht University in The Netherlands until 1995. After a PhD in molecular signal transduction at this university, she moved to the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) in 1999. Following a postdoc position in multifactorial genetics, she became Head of the Research lab for Multifactorial Diseases at the Department of Human Genetics in 2001. Since 2004, her work is dedicated to the identification of genetic risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorder especially the psychiatric disorders ADHD, autism, as well as dyslexia, and the characterization of their effects at the molecular, cell and brain level. As a professor of molecular psychiatry and a PI at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior of the Radboud University Nijmegen, much of Dr. Franke’s current research efforts focus on imaging-based endophenotypes for psychiatric disorders as well as (animal) model systems for functional gene analysis. She has set up and coordinates the International Multicentre persistent ADHD Genetics CollaboraTion (IMpACT) since 2007. IMpACT studies the genetics of adult ADHD in >3500 cases and >4000 controls. She is a member of the management team of the International Multicentre ADHD Genetics (IMAGE) study on >1400 families with ADHD offspring. In Nijmegen, she set up, together with the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, the Brain Imaging Genetics (BIG) study with currently >2200 participants, and is a co-founder and steering committee member of the new international ENIGMA consortium on brain imaging genetics meta-analysis. She has published over 160 articles in peer-reviewed, international journals (H-index: 29).

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2012 08:08
 

Guillen Fernandez

 

Guillen FernandezGuillén Fernández is director of the Donders Center for Neuroscience at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He obtained his medical degree, doctorate, and habilitation at Bonn University. He received full training in clinical neurology and cognitive neurosciences in Bonn, Magdeburg, and Stanford. In 2002, he became a founding principal investigator of the Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging in Nijmegen. His area of research is human cognitive neuroscience in which he studies the brain basis of memory, emotion, and their interactions. He applies an interdisciplinary approach integrating cognitive neuroimaging, genetics, pharmacology and diverse clinical disciplines. His research is described in more than 150 articles (H-index: 32). He is elected member of the Memory Disorder Research Society. He received the Richard-Jung Award of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology, the Vici Award of the Dutch Science Foundation, the Radboud Science Award, and an Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2012 08:08
 

Jan Buitelaar

Jan BuitelaarJan Buitelaar is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Professor and Head of Department of General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of UMC St Radboud in Nijmegen. He has contributed to the research in genetics, brain imaging, cognitive psychology, epidemiology, and pharmacology of ADHD. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers. Genetic studies in ADHD, in children, adolescents and adults, are among his most active area of research. He will chair the steering committee of the project, and supervise the project.

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2012 08:08
 

Han Brunner

Han BrunnerHan Brunner studied medicine at the University of Groningen, and specialized in clinical genetics in Nijmegen. After his Ph.D. thesis in 1993 (title: Genetic Studies in Myotonic Dystrophy) he has initiated and conducted several research projects that use clinical genetic observations as the starting point for human molecular genetic investigations into such topics as human behaviour, skeletal development, brain development, neuromuscular disease, congenital malformations, and gonadal development and function. In 1998 he was appointed full professor and head of the department of Human Genetics at Nijmegen University Hospital. From 2004-2008 he also served as chancellor for Human Genetics, Pediatrics, and Medical Psychology at Nijmegen University Hospital. Han Brunner has served on numerous evaluation committees and scientific advisory boards including Italian Telethon (2006-present), the scientific program committee of the European Society of Human Genetics (chairman 2003-2010), and the International Congress of Human Genetics (2006 and 2011), the Dutch Foundation for Medical research NWO career grant committee (chairman 2006-2008), the 2011 review of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Cologne Center for Genomics (2008- present). He is an organizer of the European School of Medical Genetics general course in Bertinoro (Italy) together with Professors G. Romeo (Bologna), B. Wirth (Cologne) (2004-present). He received the prize of the Dutch Organisation for Research of Neuromuscular diseases, for research on myotonic dystrophy, and the Ben ter Haar prize of the Clinical Genetics Society of The Netherlands for research in the field of clinical genetics.

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2012 08:07
 

Hans van Bokhoven

Hans van BokhovenHans van Bokhoven is head and full professor of the Unit Molecular Neurogenetics. He is an internationally renowned expert in the elucidation of genetic and epigenetic networks that are disrupted in human brain disorders such as intellectual disability, autism and neuronal migration disorders. His research is highly multidisciplinary and besides state of the art genome-wide analyses the group uses a variety of animal models (Drosophila, mouse, rat) and neurobiological approaches to get insight into the molecular and cellular pathways of normal and disrupted learning and memory. Starting with patients with a cognitive disorder, the group has contributed to the identification of more than 25 causative genes, that are further used for fundamental and translational research. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers, many in high-impact journals; his current H-index is 43. He has been involved in many international collaborations, including two large EU-funded consortia: EURO-MRX (FP5) and GENCODYS (FP7) of which he has been/is the coordinator.

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2012 08:07
 

Alejandro Arias Vásquez

Alejandro VasquezAlejandro Arias Vasquez is a genetic epidemiologist who received his PhD on the study of genetic determinants of Alzheimer's disease. He has expertise and experience in linkage and genetic association studies in both candidate gene and whole genome association approaches. He has been involved in gene finding methodologies in complex diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Hypertension, Breast Cancer and Stroke in several large Dutch studies.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2012 08:07
 
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