Grants and awards




International academic exchange of UvA with China (2022).
PhD track for Mrs. Mingshi Chen ‘Advancing precision medicine for antidepressant treatment of depression’(in collaboration with Prof. H. Marquering).

Amsterdam UMC

Amsterdam UMC Postdoc Career Bridging Grant (2022)
for Michal Korenar to the Reneman and Tijms lab for studies on ‘Bilingualism as a protective factor against Alzheimer’s disease: modulating grey matter networks’

Amsterdam Public Health research institue

Amsterdam Public Health- Personalized Medicine Grant (2021 with A. Schrantee)
on ‘ Linking symptom and brain network structure to understand heterogeneity in treatment response in ADHD’


Restoring endocannabinoid homeostasis to create the first effective & safe pharmacotherapy for PTSD (2021).
Preclinical neuroimaging in a novel PTSD animal model for biomarker discovery.


Long-term effects of methylphenidate on the brain (2020)

7-8 year folow up on the ePOD-MPH project


An MRI-based technology for early assessment of antidepressant efficacy in depression (2019).
Radiomic brain features & antidepressant treatment response, in collaboration with NordicNeuroLab (Norway) and Vuno (South_korea).


Neuroimaging Infrastructure (2019)
Innovation grant to set up a Neuroimaging Infrastrcture at AMC/VUmc

Stichting Suffugium

ePOD 2.0 (2017) in collaboration with Triversum
Mid-term effects of methylphendiate on the developing brain (ePOD 2.0) with M. Bottelier

Amsterdam Neuroscience

VUmc-AMC Alliance grant (2016, 2017)
Functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy in impulsive-compulsive spectrum disorders and The multimodal brain (MuMoBrain): exploring the cognitive correlates of
connectomics across modalities


TOP Grant (2012) in collaboration with Donders Institute Nijmegen
Research on the role of the serotonin transporter gene variation and sensitivity to conditioned cues cocaine dependence.

PrioMedChild coordination

Validating non invasive imaging of the serotonergic- and dopaminergic system and adult neurogenesis wit MRI.

KWF Kanker bestrijding

in collaboration with NKI/AvL (2010,2013)
Research on Structural, biochemical and functional indices of chemotherapy-induced cognitive deficits in cancer patients.

Fonds Nuts Ohra

in collaboration with Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (2011)
Research on ‘Cognition as a predictor for treatment effects in children suffering from ADHD/depression’.


Academic Medical Center (2008-2012)
Research on the short-term effects of psychotropic drugs (methylphendiate and fluoxetine) on the developing brain (ePOD project), as well as chemotherapy.


prizes / scholarships

Oslo Universitet

Visiting scholar/professorship to Oslo Universitetssykehus and Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Oslo Universitet (2021)

Moleman Penning

Nomination for Peter Moleman Award (2018).
Biannual award for the best Dutch publication in the field of psychopharmacology.


2nd prize best AMC PhD thesis awarded to A. Schrantee (2017)


International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2008- 2017)
Lecture and posters awards in the category ‘Drug Research’ and Psychiatry.


AMC Felowship (2007)
Long term effects of (prescribed) psychotropic drugs on the developing
brain and behavior


Veni Grant (2007)
SSRIs and the developing brain


European School of Radiology (2007)
Exchange programme in Neuroradiology Fellowship on neonatal brain imaging with Prof. M. Rutherford, Department of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Hersenstichting Nederland

Trofee voor de Wetenschap (2002)
For research on neurotoxicity of MDMA (ecstasy).

Marie Curie Award

from the European Society of Nuclear Medicine (2000)
For research on  ‘Partial reversibility and gender differences in the toxic effects of MDMA (“Ecstasy”) on brain serotonin neurons’.


National Institute of Drug Abuse (2000)
Junior Investigator Travel Award from College on Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD)


AIO/OIO Grant (2000)
For research as postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. G.A. Ricaurte, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions,Baltimore, USA


University of California Education Abroad Program (1994)
Scholarship for masters program at University of California: Graduate Student in Biological Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).