Neuroscience & Cognition Utrecht is an umbrella organization, to unite education and research in the field of Neuroscience and Cognition, within Utrecht University and the University Medical Centre Utrecht.
Dr. Jan Veldink (UMCU Dept. of Neurology) and his research group received a grant from E-Rare (European Research Area) for PYRAMID, a European project (Germany and Belgium) that studies the varying degrees of ALS.
Dr. Karin Klijn (UMCU Dept. of Neurology) received a personal grant as “Clinical Established Investigator” from the Nederlandse Hartstichting enabling her to concentrate on researching the causes of cerebral hemmorrhage.
Jorn Fierstra PhD (UMCU Dept. of Neurosurgery) received the Massima Collice Award for the best publication in the field of neurovascular shunts during the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in Chicago.
Prof. Dr. Iris Sommer (UMCU Dept. of Psychiatry) received 2 grants from the Stanley Foundation for her research projects: “Prednisolone augmenation for patients with recent onset schizophrenia” and “Simvastatin augmentation for recent onset schizophrenia”.
Joanna Schaafsma (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery) received the Lourens Penning Prize 2012 for the best publication in the field of Neuroradiology for her thesis: ‘The diagnostic performance of MR angiography after coiling of intracranial aneurysms’.
Maryse van ‘t Klooster (Dept. Neurology and Neurosurgery) has been awarded the Rudolf Magnus Research Prize for her publication: Time-frequency analysis of single pulse electrical stimulation to assist delineation of epileptogenic cortex’.
Prof. Dr. Berend Olivier (Dept. of Science, UU) has received the Dr. Saal van Zwanenburg prize 2012, a prestigious bi-yearly prize for exeptional preformance in the field of pharmaceutical research. Prof. Olivier is co-discoverer of the antidepressant fluvoxamine; his research focusses on neurobiology and aggression, anxiety disorders, depression and schizophrenia.