The dutch connectome lab is a group of neuroscience enthusiasts with all kinds of backgrounds (biology, physics, math, medicine, artificial intelligence) working at the Complex Trait Genetics Lab and the center for neurogenomics and cognitive research, part of the Neurocience Campus Amsterdam, VU University and VU Medical center Amsterdam.
Our focus: Integrative brain function depends on efficient functional communication within a massive web of billions to trillions of neuronal connections. All this is happening within what we call our 'brain'. Our research focus is to get a better understanding of the wiring architecture of the brain's network and to understand how abnormal connectivity may lead to neurological and psychiatric brain diseases. One of our recent pets is to map the communication hubs of the brain, examining how they 'rich club' together, at what price and, in particular, why... to keep our 1.5 kg of brain mush together?
These are the people of the Dutch Connetome Lab.
Recently published papers
Appearances of Martijn van den Heuvel and the Dutch Connectome Lab in the media.
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Internship positions are available for highly motivated students, who are as excited as us to explore the connectome.
Lab members have wide variety of backgrounds and are working on a broad range of topics, so it is likely that there will be a project of interest for you. To give an impression, we list a few previous projects:
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