Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1984
    Psychology, Utrecht University

  • 1985 – 1987
    Master’s degree in psychophysiology, Utrecht University

  • 1988 – 1989
    Internship in neuropsychology, University of California San Diego

  • 1990 – 1995
    Doctorate in neuroscience, Utrecht University

  • Since 1995
    Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht

Selected publications

  • Schnack H, van Haren N, Brouwer R, Evans A, Durston S, Boomsma D, Kahn R, Hulshoff Pol H. Changes in thickness and surface area of the human cortex and their relationship with intelligence. Cerebral Cortex. in press.

  • Hulshoff Pol HE, van Baal GC, Schnack HG, Brans RG, van der Schot AC, Brouwer RM, van Haren NE, Lepage C, Collins DL, Evans AC, Boomsma DI, Nolen W, Kahn RS. Overlapping and segregating structural brain abnormalities in twins with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Apr;69(4):349-59.

  • Mandl RC, Rais M, van Baal GC, van Haren NE, Cahn W, Kahn RS, Hulshoff Pol HE. Altered white matter connectivity in never-medicated patients with schizophrenia. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Sep;34(9):2353-65.

  • Mandl RC, van den Heuvel MP, Klomp DW, Boer VO, Siero JC, Luijten PR, Hulshoff Pol HE. Tract-based magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the cingulum bundles at 7 T. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Jul;33(7):1503-11.

  • van den Heuvel MP, Mandl RC, Stam CJ, Kahn RS, Hulshoff Pol HE. Aberrant frontal and temporal complex network structure in schizophrenia: a graph theoretical analysis. J Neurosci. 2010 Nov 24;30(47):15915-26.

  • Brans RG, Kahn RS, Schnack HG, van Baal GC, Posthuma D, van Haren NE, Lepage C, Lerch JP, Collins DL, Evans AC, Boomsma DI, Hulshoff Pol HE. Brain plasticity and intellectual ability are influenced by shared genes. J Neurosci. 2010 Apr 21;30(16):5519-24.

  • Brouwer RM, Mandl RC, Peper JS, van Baal GC, Kahn RS, Boomsma DI, Hulshoff Pol HE. Heritability of DTI and MTR in nine-year-old children. Neuroimage. 2010 Nov 15;53(3):1085-92.

  • Brans RG, van Haren NE, van Baal GC, Schnack HG, Kahn RS, Hulshoff Pol HE. Heritability of changes in brain volume over time in twin pairs discordant for schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008 Nov;65(11):1259-68.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chair Scientific Advisory Board Hersenstichting Nederland (2013-2016)

  • Program Committee Memorabel of Deltaplan Dementie (2014)

  • Jury Alzheimer price ISAO (2013)

  • Committee gebiedsoverschrijdend Veni MagW (2013)

  • Committee Veni GO MagW (2013)

Media coverage

  • Interview in CIO Magazine, in dutch (2013)

  • Interview in Volkskrant, in dutch (2011)

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