Mission

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) carries out fundamental neuroscience research with special emphasis on the brain and the visual system. Our research focusses on development, plasticity and ageing and it is often linked to clinical research questions.

 

The scientific structure comprises three levels of biological complexity:

  • genetic and molecular approaches
  • cellular approaches and network function
  • system approaches

 

The research program is carried out in 20 research groups.
In addition, the NIN includes the Netherlands Brain Bank

 

Scientific Director Pieter R. Roelfsema, PhD
Vice Director Chris I. de Zeeuw, PhD
Managing Director Ronald van der Neut, PhD

 

 

 

Recent Publications

Self, M.W., Lorteije, J.A., Vangeneugden, J., Van Beest, E.H., Grigore, M.E., Levelt, C.N., Heimel, J.A., and Roelfsema, P.R. Orientation-tuned surround suppression in mouse visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 34 (2014) 9290-9304. [abstract]

     

Orre, M., Kamphuis, W., Osborn, L.M., Jansen, A.H., Kooijman, L., Bossers, K., and Hol, E.M. Isolation of glia from Alzheimer's mice reveals inflammation and dysfunction. Neurobiology of Aging, in press. [abstract]

   

De Gruijl, J.R., Hoogland, T.M., and De Zeeuw, C.I. Behavioral correlates of complex spike synchrony in cerebellar microzones. Journal of Neuroscience 34 (2014) 8937-8947. [abstract]

   

Roelfsema, P.R., and Treue, S. Basic neuroscience research with nonhuman primates: a small but indispensable component of biomedical research. Neuron 82 (2014) 1200-1204. [abstract]

   

Cuadrado, E., Vanderver, A., Brown, K.J., Sandza, A., Takanohashi, A., Jansen, M.H., Anink, J., Herron, B., Orcesi, S., Olivieri, I., Rice, G.I., Aronica, E., Lebon, P., Crow, Y.J., Hol, E.M., and Kuijpers, T.W. Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome harbours abundant systemic and brain-reactive autoantibodies. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, in press. [abstract]

   

Clopath, C., Badura, A., De Zeeuw, C.I., and Brunel, N. A cerebellar learning model of vestibulo-ocular reflex adaptation in wild-type and mutant mice. Journal of Neuroscience 34 (2014) 7203-7215. [abstract]

  

Vroman, R., Klaassen, L.J., Howlett, L.J., Cenedese, V., Klooster, J., Sjoerdsma, T., and Kamermans, M. Extracellular ATP hydrolysis inhibits synaptic transmission by increasing pH buffering in the synaptic cleft. PLoS Biology 12 (2014) e1001864. [article]

      

Willuhn, I., Burgeno, L.M., Groblewski, P.A., and Phillips, P.E. Excessive cocaïne use results from decreased phasic dopamine signaling in the striatum. Nature Neuroscience 17 (2014) 704-709. [abstract]

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News

29 July 2014

A VENI grant was awarded to the group of Julie Bakker:

  

Elseline Hoekzema for the project The effects of pregnancy on the human brain.
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29 July 2014

Two VENI grants were awarded to the group of Chris De Zeeuw:

    

Cathrin Canto for the project Memory mechanisms in the sleeping cerebellum and

    
Aleksandra Badura for the project The autistic cerebellum
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18 June 2014

On May 1, 2014 De Stichting Physica appointed Maarten Kole special professor in the Biophysics of complex cellular systems. This chair is connected to the University of Utrecht.
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21 May 2014
Chris De Zeeuw and Rainer Goebel are chosen as members of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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17 March 2014

Dick Swaab has been selected as winner of the 2014 ECNP Media Award.


13 February 2014

Inge Huitinga received 295.000 euro from the Vriendenloterij for MS research [photo]


10 January 2014
ISAO awarded Helmut Kessels with the Alzheimer Price of 150.000 euro [photo]



 

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Events

29 June - 3 July 2014

      

Interneuron Summer School [see website]


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