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.

Inauguratie Prof. dr. M. de Vugt

Op vrijdag 25 mei 2018 aanvaardt Marjolein de Vugt haar leerstoel ‘Psychosociale innovaties bij dementie’ aan de Universiteit Maastricht. Ter gelegenheid hiervan nodigt het Alzheimer Centrum Limburg u graag uit voor haar inaugurele rede. De plechtigheid begint om 16.30 uur in de aula van de Universiteit Maastricht, Minderbroedersberg 4-6 te Maastricht.
Voorafgaand aan de inaugurele rede zal er van 10.00u tot 15.00u een symposium rondom het thema ‘Innovaties bij dementie’ worden georganiseerd door het Alzheimer Centrum Limburg.

New Director of EURON

It is a pleasure to announce that Gunter Kenis has been appointed as new director of the EURON graduate school.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Harry Steinbusch, founding director of EURON, for setting up and growing this important and unique strategic initiative for neuroscience postgraduate education and research. We are grateful to Professor Steinbusch for his continued support of EURON.

Province of Limburg approves co-financing

On January 30, 2018, the Limburg Provincial Executive approved co-financing in the amount of €165,337.50 for the Herinneringen (“Memories”) project. Maastricht University and ToxGenSolutions BV (based at the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus) are working on this project together with partners from Flanders to develop an innovative, reliable and early diagnostic test for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The Memories Project also received an INTERREG subsidy in early 2018 valued at nearly €800,000.

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Dr. Yasir Syed, School of Biosciences Cardiff University
Title: “Neurodevelopmental mechanism in the 1q21.1deletion Syndrome”

Monday May 14th, 2018 at 11 AM
Location: Jo Ritzenzaal (room S0.007), Oxfordlaan 55, Maastricht
Lunch: Bandidos

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