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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are you a student looking to gain some research experience?

We are currently looking for a student who can aid us in our research on quantification of symptoms in movement disorders. Specifically, we would like some help with our ongoing project ‘Quantification of the SARA scale in patients with early onset ataxia’. Ataxia is a movement disorder characterized by the lack of movement coordination. It […]