We moved! We are now part of the Complex Traits Genetics Lab, CNCR, at the VU Amsterdam University, The Netherlands. More...

Our e-mail adresses are updated, you can now contact us at:

Name Old e-email address New e-mail address
Martijn m.p.vandenheuvel@umcutrecht.nl
Lianne l.h.scholtens@umcutrecht.nl
Siemon s.c.delange@umcutrecht.nl
Yongbin y.wei@umcutrecht.nl
Dirk Jan d.j.ardesch-2@umcutrecht.nl
Rory r.pijnenburg@umcutrecht.nl
Alessandra a.griffa@umcutrecht.nl

Dutch Connectome Lab

The dutch connectome lab is a group of neuroscience enthusiasts with all kinds of backgrounds (biology, physics, math, medicine, artificial intelligence) working at the Complex Trait Genetics Lab and the center for neurogenomics and cognitive research, part of the Neurocience Campus Amsterdam, VU University and VU Medical center Amsterdam.

Our focus: Integrative brain function depends on efficient functional communication within a massive web of billions to trillions of neuronal connections. All this is happening within what we call our 'brain'. Our research focus is to get a better understanding of the wiring architecture of the brain's network and to understand how abnormal connectivity may lead to neurological and psychiatric brain diseases. One of our recent pets is to map the communication hubs of the brain, examining how they 'rich club' together, at what price and, in particular, why... to keep our 1.5 kg of brain mush together?

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These are the people of the Dutch Connetome Lab.


Recently published papers

  • Structure-function relationships during segregated and integrated network states of human brain functional connectivity
    Fukushima M, Betzel RF, He Y, van den Heuvel MP, Zuo XN, Sporns O | Brain Struct Funct. | 31-10-2017
  • Functional architecture of the human brain
    Zalesky A, Keilholz SD, van den Heuvel MP | Neuroimage | 15-10-2017
  • Patterns of symptom development in patients with motor neuron disease
    Walhout R, Verstraete E, Van Den Heuvel MP, Veldink JH, Van Den Berg LH | Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. | 02-10-2017
  • A multisample study of longitudinal changes in brain network architecture in 4-13-year-old children
    Wierenga LM, van den Heuvel MP, Oranje B, Giedd JN, Durston S, Peper JS, Brown TT, Crone EA; The Pediatric Longitudinal Imaging, Neurocognition, and Genetics Study | Hum Brain Mapping | 28-09-2017
  • White matter maturation in the neonatal brain is predictive of school age cognitive capacities in children born very preterm
    Keunen K, Benders MJ, Leemans A, Fieret-Van Stam PC, Scholtens LH, Viergever MA, Kahn RS, Groenendaal F, de Vries LS, van den Heuvel MP | Dev Med Child | 01-09-2017

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Our favorites

  • Connectome sensitivity or specificity: which is more important?
    Zalesky A, Fornito A, Cocchi L, Gollo LL, van den Heuvel MP, Breakspear M | Neuroimage | 28-06-2016
  • High-cost, high-capacity backbone for global brain communication
    van den Heuvel MP, Kahn RS, Goñi J, Sporns O | Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. | 10-07-2012
  • Impaired cerebellar functional connectivity in schizophrenia patients and their healthy siblings
    Collin G, Hulshoff Pol HE, Haijma SV, Cahn W, Kahn RS, van den Heuvel MP | Front Psychiatry | 16-12-2011
  • Rich-club organization of the human connectome
    van den Heuvel MP, Sporns O | J Neurosci. | 02-11-2011
  • Efficiency of functional brain networks and intellectual performance
    van den Heuvel MP, Stam CJ, Kahn RS, Hulshoff Pol HE | J Neurosci. | 10-06-2009

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