• 1 "If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't."

    -Emerson M. Pugh
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    -Arthur Hays Sulzberger
  • 3 "I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this."

    -Emo Phillips
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    -Vincent Van Gogh
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    -Malcolm Forbes
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    -Thomas A. Edison

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Inaugural Lecture

Inaugural Lecture

The rector magnificus of the Erasmus University Rotterdam announces that at Erasmus MC - Faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dr. W.W. van den Broek

appointed as endowed professor of Evidence Based Medical Education, on behalf of the Vereniging Trustfonds EUR, will publicly accept his appointment on Friday April 8, 2016 with an inaugural lecture entitled:

'Dokters, gaat heen en onderwijst!'

The ceremony will start promptly at 4 pm in the Aula of the university (Erasmus building), Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 Rotterdam.

The reception will take place at 4.45 pm in the same building.

The rector magnificus warmly invites you to attend this ceremony and the reception.


Invitation. (PDF-document)

Oration. (PDF-document Dutch)


It is a pleasure to announce that NWO has decided to award Veerle Bergink a Veni grant

Etiology and outcome of affective psychosis triggered by childbirth

This grant (250k Euro) will provide Veerle with the opportunity to further develop her research in the field of postpartum psychosis (see summary below).

Postpartum Psychosis Summary project:
The overall aim of the proposal is to investigate the pathophysiology of postpartum psychosis (PP), and identify predictors of longitudinal outcome. The first objective will be focused on the etiology of PP, for which the primary hypothesis is that the autoimmune pathophysiology of PP may result in white matter abnormalities. To address this question, a detailed investigation of neuroimaging during the acute and remitted states of PP will be performed. The second objective will focus on which women experiencing a first-onset PP will progress to BD versus those women for whom their risk is elevated only during the postpartum period in order to identify predictors for the disease course. The Danish population-based birth cohort registry will be utilized in which long-term follow-up is available in over 900 women with first-onset PP.