Rory Pijnenburg, MSc
PhD candidate, Complex Traits Genetics, CNCR, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
background: Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience
e-mail address: r........@vu.nl (click to reveal, replaces email@example.com)
My name is Rory Pijnenburg and my research focuses on integrating micro- and macroscale observations of the brain's network. I have always been fascinated by how our human body functions. Therefore, in 2010 I decided to start a Bachelor program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maastricht. Here I learned a lot about the biology of us humans, and became especially intrigued by the inner workings of our brain.
Then a couple of years later, I decided to move to Antwerp, Belgium, to start a Master program in Neuroscience. Here I gained more knowledge about the different aspects of medical research and the (dys)functioning of our brain. After finishing the theoretical courses, I took my freshly obtained knowledge to the Max Planck Institute in Cologne, Germany, where I wrote my master thesis on the influence of microglia on the development of lesions caused by ischemic strokes.
In April 2017, I started as a research assistant here at the Dutch Connectome Lab.
2019• Evolutionary modifications in human brain connectivity associated with schizophrenia
van den Heuvel MP, Scholtens LH, de Lange SC, Pijnenburg R, Cahn W, van Haren NEM, Sommer IE, Bozzali M, Koch K, Boks MP, Repple J, Pievani M, Li L, Preuss TM, Rilling JK | Brain | 14-11-2019
Pijnenburg R, Scholtens LH, Mantini D, Vanduffel W, Barrett LF, van den Heuvel MP | Cerebral Cortex | 21-01-2019