MHeNs School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

The principal focus of the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, abbreviated as (‘MHeNs’) is to conduct high-impact translational neuroscience research on neurological and psychiatric illness as well as mental health, and to provide state-of-the-art education to Master and PhD students. To this end, MHeNs brings together basic and clinical neuroscience domains in translational focus areas and expert groups. This enables maximum synergy between research groups across its current three divisions, optimizing the use of available expertise, and forging alignment of animal models and human research projects.

Three prestigious NWO grants for MHeNs researchers

MHeNs is proud to announce and congratulates three of our researchers that have obtained these prestigious, individual NWO grants!

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded their prestigious NWO Vidi grants, worth 800,000 euros, to eight talented, experienced researchers from Maastricht University.

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Dr. Olaf Schijns chair of EANS

Per August 1st 2020, neurosurgeon dr. Olaf Schijns from the Maastricht UMC+ and staff member of the MHeNS research school takes office as chairman a.i. of the section Functional Neurosurgery at  the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS), the European association with about 6.000 neurosurgeon–members from all over Europe.  In first instance as chairman ad interim, after which the official appointment will take place in October 2020 during the annual general meeting (AGM).

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COH-FIT study

Covid-19 research at MHeNs: Media coverage of Professor van Amelsvoort and the COH-FIT study.
Maastricht University is participating in a large international study into the consequences of the corona pandemic. What does it mean for our physical and mental health? What effect did the lockdown have? What lessons can we learn for the future?

Video interview only in Dutch.
Or read the newsarticle here.