Prof. dr. Martien Kas

Researching the biology of brain disorders ‘Social interaction plays a key role in many neuropsychiatric disorders, such as depression, autism, dementia and schizophrenia. Fewer social contacts with friends, family and colleagues is often one of the first signs of...

Prof. dr. Eugene Berezikov

Exploring killifish as a new model organism for ageing ‘At ERIBA we conduct research into the process of ageing. We study the molecular processes responsible for the ageing of cells, tissues and organs, and try to work out how age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s,...

Prof. dr. Jan Maarten van Dijl

Tracing infections in the body ‘Bacterial infections are a persistent problem for patients. Bacteria like to nestle on implants, for example, infect heart valves or cause pneumonia. It is vital that we trace and treat infections like these as swiftly as possible. That...

dr. Sahar El Aidy

Researching the influence of intestinal bacteria on the brain ‘Adults have around a hundred-thousand billion bacteria in their guts, weighing almost one-and-a-half kilos. It is gradually becoming clear that these intestinal bacteria, known collectively as the...