Hanneke Hulst becomes member of The Young Academy

Every year The Young Academy selects ten talented new researchers to add to its ranks. In addition to their proven research excellence, Young Academy members take a broad interest in science and in science communication. Membership is for a five-year period.

One of the new members is Hanneke Hulst, neuroscientist of VUmc and Amsterdam Neuroscience.

Photo by Dirk de Jong   Photo by Dirk de Jong

Hanneke Hulst (1983) is assistant professor in the department of Anatomy and Neurosciences at the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam. She is an expert in the field of cognitive decline in Multiple Sclerosis. Using state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques, she visualized the brain while performing several cognitive tasks in search of the neuronal mechanisms underlying these cognitive deficits. Since 2014 she also started exploring options for cognitive rehabilitation, varying from computerized cognitive training programs, behavioral therapy to more innovative interventions such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and dance.

Science communication is very important to Hanneke, which resulted in several columns about her work and even a book when patients asked for more clarity (Cognitie. Van wetenschappers voor mensen met MS en hun omgeving).

Next to her work as a neuroscientist, Hanneke is the managing director of stichting Brein in Beeld (www.breininbeeld.org), a foundation with over 40 volunteers that aims to translate science to society.

The official installation of the new members will take place on March 26, 2018.

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