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. […]

Famelab Groningen is here again!

This Thursday March 9, 2017, I have the honor and great pleasure of chairing the jury of the Famelab Groningen heat for the third time. Famelab, organized by the British Council as a worldwide competition, tries to encourage more people who work in science and engineering to engage with the public, and to help them develop the skills […]

Upcoming PhD defense Octavio Martinez Manzanera

I’m proud to announce the upcoming PhD defense of Octavio Martinez Manzanera on February 8 at 16:15 in the Aula of the Academiegebouw in Groningen. The defense is open to the public, so please feel free to attend. The title of his thesis is ‘Quantification of symptoms of movement disorders employing motion sensors’. In five chapters, […]

Brain networks involved in essential tremor (ET): elucidating tremor pathophysiology using EMG-fMRI

Researcher: Marja Broersma (PhD student) Thesis defense: 1 november 2017 Second promotor: Prof. Marina de Koning-Tijssen, MD, PhD Collaborators: Fleur van Rootselaar, MD, PhD (AMC, Amsterdam), Arthur Buijink, MD, PhD, Madelein van der Stouwe, MD, PhD Funding: Prinses Beatrix Fonds EMG-fMRI was employed to identify the brain network involved in tremor generation in a homogeneous group of […]