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 a lecture on Tuesday 20-06-2017 at 12.00 till 13.00, location: azM / 4th floor - Greepzaal.

      Lecture by: Dr. Tim Vanmierlo (UHasselt)

      Title: "Repair-inducing cognition enhancers in multiple sclerosis - Boosting the second messenger system"

      Moderator: Jos Prickaerts

      5 months 5 days ago
    • We would like to invite you for a lecture on Tuesday 13-06-2017 at 12.00 till 13.00, location: azM / 4th floor - Greepzaal.

      Lecture by: Christian Bertens
      Title: "Ocular coil for drug delivery: The OCDC project’’

      5 months 2 weeks ago
    • We would like to invite you for a lecture on Tuesday 06-06-2017 at 12.00 till 13.00, location: azM / 4th floor - Greepzaal.

      Lecture by: Glenn Franken
      Title: "Neuromodulation of the Dorsal Root Ganglion in Experimental Chronic Neuropathic Pain​​’’

      Moderator: Artemis Iatrou

      5 months 2 weeks ago
    • We would like to invite you for a lecture on Tuesday 30-05-2017 at 12.00 till 13.00, location: azM / 4th floor - Greepzaal.

      Lecture by: Artemis Iatrou
      Title: "Epigenetics revisited: An overview with a side of my projects"

      Moderator: Simone Crivelli

      5 months 3 weeks ago
    • We would like to invite you for a lecture on Tuesday 23-05-2017 at 12.00 till 13.00, location: azM / 4th floor - Greepzaal.

      Lecture by: Simone Crivelli
      Title: ‘‘Synthesis, radio synthesis and preliminary in vitro and in vivo evaluation of the fluorinated ceramide trafficking inhibitor (HPA-12) for brain applications”

      Moderator: Laurence de Nijs

      6 months 1 week ago
    • Dear all,

      We would like to invite you for a lecture on Tuesday 16-05-2017 at 12.00 till 13.00, location: azM / 4th floor - Greepzaal.

      Lecture by: Laurence de Nijs
      Title: ‘‘Circulating microRNAs as potential biomarkers of differential susceptibility to traumatic stress’’

      Moderator: Judith Lionarions

      6 months 1 week ago
    • Dear All,

      We would like to invite you for a special lecture on Tuesday 09-05-2017 at 12.00. till 13.00, location: azM / 4th floor - Greepzaal.

      Lecture by: Prof.dr. Michael T. Heneka (Universitäts klinukum Bonn)
      Title: ‘‘Innate Immunity in Alzheimer’s disease’’

      Moderator: Pilar Martinez

      6 months 3 weeks ago
    • Dear All,

      We would like to invite you for a special lecture on Monday 08-05-2017 at 16.00. till 17.00, location: UNS40 room A0.771.

      Lecture by: Prof.dr. Fengyu Cong
      Title: ‘‘Multi-way analysis for Ongoing EEG elicited by music and application for brain function disorders’’

      Moderator: Prof.dr. L. Curfs

      6 months 3 weeks ago
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      PhD Defense Kay Deckers
      May 11, 2017: 14.00 hrs.
      Title: “The role of lifestyle factors in primary prevention of dementia; an epidemiological perspective”
      Promotor: Prof.dr. F.R.J. Verhey;
      Co-promotores: Dr. M.P.J. van Boxtel; Dr. S. Köhler

      6 months 3 weeks ago
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      PhD Defense Willem Buskermolen
      May 4, 2017: 12.00 hrs.
      Title: “If only I could tell …; Measuring predictors for challenging behaviour in people with both intellectual
      disability and hearing impairment”
      Promotor: Prof.dr. A.P. Aldenkamp
      Co-promotor: Dr. J. Hoekman, UL

      6 months 3 weeks ago
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School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

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