November 18th: IMARK & μNeuro day, poster presentation on neurophysiological markers in early onset dementia.

prof. Rose Bruffaerts and drs. Stéphanie De Keulenaer’s upcoming project on neurophysiological markers in early onset dementia was presented by Stéphanie on the IMARK & μNeuro day

November 9th: Welcome to Yasmin Crass

Welcome to Yasmin Crass joining the Ellender lab for her MSc in Neuroscience master thesis project.

November 3-5th: Computational Neurology at ISFTD 2022 in Lille

Prof. Rose Bruffaerts & drs. Stéphanie De Keulenaer attended the ISFTD conference on Frontotemporal Degeneration. Here’s prof. Bruffaerts in the Neuropsychology session, chaired by prof. Carmela Tartaglia and prof. Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini.

November 1ste: Welcome to Stephanie De Keulenaer

PhD-project on neurophysiological markers of cognition in healthy ageing and neurodegeneration at Rose Bruffaerts lab. Graduated from the KU Leuven in Clinical Psychology with a subspecialisation in neuropsychology. During my masterthesis ‘Cognitive Modulation of Secondary Hypersensitivity’ I gained experience in translational experimental research and electrophysiological measurements.

Twitter: @DeKeulenaerS


November 1ste: Welcome to Yana van de Poll

She graduated from the University of Antwerp with a master’s degree in Neurosciences. During her master’s thesis, she investigated the role of dopamine from the ventral tegmental area (VTA) in REM sleep. Currently, the aim of her PhD project is to understand how the neuronal circuits of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) form early in postnatal development by exploring the interplay between genetic instructions and patterns of neural activity. 


November 1ste: Welcome to Noortje Zonnekein

Welcome to Noortje Zonnekein joining the Ellender lab for a joint PhD with Sarah Weckhuysen @ VIB Center for Molecular Neurology

September 15th: The Neuronal Circuit Research group organised a symposium in Copenhagen on the latest research on histamine and the nervous system.

The Neuronal Circuit Research group organised a symposium #Europhysiology2022 (15 – 18 September) in Copenhagen on the latest research on histamine and the nervous system.

September 1ste: The Neuronal Circuit Research group present their latest data at the EHRS meeting in Hannover.

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August 30th : Computational neurology at the 22nd meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP)

The talk “Language in the aging brain” by prof. Bruffaerts was part of the symposium “New Avenues in Cognitive Aging” hosted by Eva Van Den Bussche of the CogTex Lab from KU Leuven. Other talks in the sessions were given by Sarah De Pue (KU Leuven), Lia Kvavilashvili (University of Hertfordshire ), Thomas Hinault (Inserm) and Fabienne Collette (U Liège).

June 21th: Computational Neurology at Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Glasgow (UK)

The talk “A clinical perspective of AI for neuroimaging in memory clinics” was part of the OHBM symposium “Opportunities and Barriers to Neuroimaging-based AI in Memory Clinics for Age-related Dementias” organized by Timothy Rittman, Rose Bruffaerts, AmanPreet Badhwar & Esther Bron.

Jun 17 : The Neuronal Circuit Research group presents their latest work at the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting in Tiel (Netherlands).

April 29 : Guest speaker Dr. Helen Baron on Uncovering neuronal computations that support decision making using a cross-species approach.

On Friday April 29 at 10:45, ENU hosts Dr. Helen Baron as an external guest speaker in the “System Neuroscience” course. 

Dr. Helen Baron, who is a neuroscientist working the MRC Brain network dynamics unit in Oxford, will talk about "Uncovering neuronal computations that support decision making using a cross-species approach". She has published on this topic in Cell in 2020.

To attend this virtual seminar, please contact prof. Rose Bruffaerts for the online link. 

March 28 : Guest lecture André Mouraux on nociceptio

On Monday March 28th, ENU hosts prof. André Mouraux from Nocions Lab (http://nocions.org, UCLouvain) as a special guest lecturer in the System Neuroscience course. Please join us in R103 at 10.45 AM for prof. Mouraux’s interesting talk about “Functional markers of human nociception”.”


Welcome to Maartje Hof

Welcome to Maartje Hof who joined the Neuronal Circuit Research group for her research project as part of her Bachelor Biochemie en Biotechnologie course at the University of Antwerpen.

Welcome to Helena Gimeno Agud

Welcome to Helena Gimeno Agud who joined the Neuronal Circuit Research group as a visiting Erasmus student from the University of Barcelona


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ENU team discuss their research plans with new students at the yearly researchday in October