Graduate School

School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNs) strives to advance our understanding of brain-behaviour relationships by using an approach integrating various disciplines in neuro- and behavioural science, medicine, and the life sciences. MHeNs performs high-impact neuroscience research and educates master's students and PhD researchers. MHeNs performs translational research, meaning practical collaboration between researchers in the lab and in the hospital .

Research

To perform research at every level, from the cellular to human, MHeNs is organised into three research lines:

  1. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience – generates new insights into the neurocognitive and neurobehavioural mechanisms in order to improve treatment and care for people with cognitive disorders and other neurological disorders
  2. Mental Health – focusses on the mechanisms through which interactions between individuals and their environments contribute to the development of mental disorder and the impact of mental health services on morbidity
  3. Neuroscience – uncovers the underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative and regenerative processes to improve health and to provide solutions to cure neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Depression, Movement Disorders and Pain

Education

MHeNs is involved in the curricula of several international master's and research master's programmes of both the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. Internships for students are offered on a broad range of topics within the field of mental health and basic neuroscience. They are also offered independently of the master programme.

  • Rubicon Grants

    Rubicon grants for two UM researchers

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Sandra Schipper and Mark van den Hurk, who both took their PhD in December 2016, received a Rubicon grant from research financing institution NWO. This grant gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience

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  • Explorer of the brain

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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    • We would like to invite you for our weekly lecture division Neuroscience on Tuesday 30-01-2018 at 16.00 till 17.00, location: azM / Flendrigzaal 4.G2.020

      Lecture by: Milaine Roet
      Title: ‘‘Microcircuits in an animal model of depression and advanced neuromodulation as possible intervention’’

      Moderator: Dean Paes

      Note: since 2018 we have a new time slot for our lectures (start: 16:00 hrs.)

      3 weeks 1 day ago
    • PhD Defense Sau May Wong
      January 30, 2018: 16.00 hrs.
      Promotores: Prof.dr. W. Backes, Prof.dr. R. van Oostenbrugge.
      Co-promotor: Dr. J. Jansen.
      Title: “Advances in Microvasculair MRI Techniques: Breaking the Pathophysiological Barriers in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease”

      1 month 20 hours ago
    • We would like to invite you for our weekly lecture division Neuroscience on Tuesday 23-01-2018 at 16.00 till 17.00, location: azM / 4th floor - Greepzaal.

      Lecture by: Dean Paes
      Title: ‘‘PDE4 isoforms in Alzheimer’s Disease: why, which, where and how’’

      Note: since 2018 we have a new time slot for our lectures (start: 16:00 hrs.)

      1 month 20 hours ago
    • Photoimpression of our Annual Research Day | November 29th, 2017 Hotel van der Valk Maastricht

      2 months 2 weeks ago
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      PhD Defense Steven Honings
      December 22, 2017: 14.00 hrs.
      Promotor: Prof.dr. J. van Os;
      Co-promotor: Dr. M. Drukker
      Title: “Exploring psychosis and multidirectional violence: a prospective study in the general population”

      2 months 2 weeks ago
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      PhD Defense Eline de Clerck
      December 22, 2017: 12.00 hrs.
      Promotores: Prof.dr. C.A.B. Webers, Prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer
      Co-promotor: Dr. J.S.A.G. Schouten
      Title: “Ocular neurodegenerative changes and macular cysts in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes”

      2 months 2 weeks ago
    • PhD Defense Andrea Herrera Soto
      December 18, 2017: 15.30 hrs.
      Promotor: Prof.dr. H.W.M. Steinbusch
      Co-promotores: Prof.dr. Juan Segura-Aquilar; Prof. G. Diaz-Veliz, Santiago of Chile
      Title: “Aminochrome, an endotoxin for inducing a new rat model of Parkinson’s Disease”

      2 months 2 weeks ago
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      PhD Defense Carsten Leue
      December 14, 2017: 12.00 hrs.
      Promotores: Prof.dr. J. van Os, Prof.dr. A. Masclee
      Co-promotores: Dr. J. Strik, Dr. J. Kruimel
      Title: “Hyperarousal in the Hospital and what to do about it: the MED-PSYCH-NET - a transitional network approach fostering personalized care in psychosomatic medicine”

      2 months 2 weeks ago
    • PhD Defense Mauro Pessia
      December 11, 2017: 16.00 hrs.
      Promotores: Prof.dr. H.W.M. Steinbusch, Prof.dr. M.B. Donati, It.
      Title: “Brain K+ Channels: from molecular and physiological features to autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability”

      2 months 2 weeks ago
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      PhD Defense Elles Douven
      December 8, 2017: 10.00 hrs.
      Promotor: Prof.dr. F.R.J. Verhey
      Co-promotores: Dr. P. Aalten, Dr. J. Staals
      Title: “DEPRESSION AND APATHY AFTER STROKE; The influence of risk factors on their development and course”

      2 months 2 weeks ago
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