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 […]
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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. […]
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, […]
Patients in numbers TedX-like talk now online!
After presenting it in September for my fellow BCN-PIs in Groningen, I’m happy to now present my TEDx-like talk about ‘Patients in numbers’ online. This is your chance to get an 18-minute introduction to my research! Hope you enjoy it. This movie was produced by Scripta Communicatie.
First Annual Charlotte Scott lecture in Mathematics
I am honored to be invited to give the first Annual Charlotte Scott lecture in Mathematics on January 30, 2017, at Lincoln University (UK). This public lecture will be entitled ‘Patients in numbers’ and this is the summary: No-one likes to be considered by their doctor as a number. However, in this lecture I will […]
Joint study on visualization for cerebral optimization in TBI appraised in editorial CCM
Our paper ‘Enhanced Visualization of Optimal Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Over Time to Support Clinical Decision Making’ with contributions from University Medical Center Groningen (Marcel Aries, Jan Willem Elting, Robin Wesselink (technical medicine student) and myself) and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge (Joseph Donnelly, Marek Czosnyka, Ari Ercole and Peter Smielewski) that was just published in the October issue of […]
Apply for EIT-Health Ageing Brain summerschool in Groningen now
Education and training of future healthcare professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs and policy makers in the EIT-Health Ageing Brain Summer School is focused on the early hallmarks and diagnosis of normal and abnormal brain ageing, the development of novel effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, novel strategies for clinical treatment, the management of elderly care and the development […]
First Junior MOOC about to launch!
I can hardly believe that after more than a year of preparations, the junior MOOC (online academic course for children in the last grades of primary school) is about to launch. This intensive collaboration between seven academics (one of them: me) and the Scholierenacademie of the University of Groningen has resulted in an awesome product! In April, […]