Elise Turk, MSc
PhD student, department of Neonatology Wilhelmina Children's Hospital
Background: neurobiology & cognitive neuroscience
Promotor: Prof dr M Benders
Co-promotors: dr MP van den Heuvel & dr R de Heus
Hi, my name is Elise and I'm mainly studying the fetal and neonatal connectome. My combined background in cognitive neuroscience and neurobiology (University of Amsterdam) makes me especially interested in finding a relation between brain (dys)function and its underlying wiring architecture. After finishing my research internships (two wonderful projects see publications) under supervision of the Dutch Connectome Lab I was absolutely sure that I wanted to continue with analyzing the brain using connectomics. In my opinion, connectomics is the most elaborate way to study complex network properties of the developing human brain and I'm really honored that I will get the opportunity to study this in collaboration with the department of psychiatry and neonatology.
My PhD project is mainly focused on connectome development as assessed by fetal and neonatal MRI. My project will hopefully bring new insights in the evolving connectome and brain function in general. It will be of major value to relate early structural and functional development to later-life cognitive neurodevelopment. In addition, this project could contribute to our understanding of healthy brain development and thereby provide a context against abnormal fetal brain development.
2018• Hubs in the human fetal brain network
van den Heuvel MI, Turk E, Manning JH, Hect J, Hernandez-Andrade E, Hassan SS, Romero R, van den Heuvel MP, Thomason ME | Dev Cogn Neuroscience | 06-02-2018
2016• Multimodal analysis of cortical chemoarchitecture and macroscale fMRI resting-state functional connectivity
van den Heuvel MP, Scholtens LH, Turk E, Mantini D, Vanduffel W, Feldman Barrett L | Hum Brain Mapp. | 21-05-2016
Turk E, Scholtens LH, van den Heuvel MP | Hum Brain Mapp. | 11-03-2016
Collin G, Turk E, van den Heuvel MP | BP:CNNI | 27-01-2016