Recordings of TN2 Webinar

With a series of Translational Neuroscience Network (TN2) webinars neuroscientists and industry partners are discussing imaging immune activation and neurodegeneration in the brain. The aim is to share knowledge and explore the translation of novel disease mechanisms into effective drug therapies, neurotechnologies and disease-monitoring diagnostic tools.

TN2 Webinar Series – Research Program Edition 2021-2022

May 19, 2022

TN2 Webinar on Complex Trait Genetics – Jeanne Savage & Wouter Peyrot
Watch the TN2 Webinar – Research program edition of May 19, 2022 on Complex Trait Genetics. Jeanne Savage (CNCR, VU Amsterdam) starts the webinar with a presentation on her research findings on the exploration of the heterogeneous genetic origins of alcohol misuse on stress. Followed by Wouter Peyrot (Amsterdam UMC) who spoke about genetic differences between psychiatric disorders and the way into clinical utility.


April 21, 2022

TN2 Webinar on Mood, Anxiety, Psychosis, Stress and Sleep – Carmen Sandi & Mirjam van Zuiden
Watch the TN2 Webinar – Research program edition of April 21, 2022 on Mood, Anxiety, Psychosis, Stress and Sleep. Carmen Sandi (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne) kicks off with a presentation on stress and the individual: behavioral, endocrine, and neurometabolic factors that define differential stress adaptations. Followed by Mirjam van Zuiden (Amsterdam UMC) with a presentation elucidating neuroendocrine vulnerability factors for trauma-related psychiatric disorders.

March 17, 2022

TN2 Webinar on Brain Imaging – Natalia Petridou & Henk-Jan Mutsaerts
Watch the TN2 Webinar – Research program edition of March 17, 2022 on brain imaging. Natalia Petridou (UMC Utrecht) start with a presentation on vascular and neuronal contributions to BOLD fMRI. Continued by Henk(-Jan) Mutsaerts (Amsterdam UMC) with a presentation on his VASCODE project: Developing ASL perfusion MRI as cerebroVAScular biomarker of COgnitive Decline.


February 17, 2022

TN2 Webinar on Neuroinfection & -inflammation – Marianna Bugiani & Zoé van Kempen
Watch the TN2 Webinar – Research program edition of February 17, 2022 on Neuroinfection & -inflammation. Marianna Bugiani (Amsterdam UMC) started the her presentation on COVID-19 and the brain: during and after the disease. Followed by Zoé van Kempen (Amsterdam UMC, MS Center Amsterdam) who shares the lessons learnt on Multiple Sclerosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.


January 21, 2022

TN2 Webinar on Neurovascular Disorders – Ed van Bavel and Michael Hill
Watch the TN2 Webinar – Research program edition of January 21, 2022 on Neurovascular Disorders. Ed van Bavel (Amsterdam UMC) started the webinar with his presentation ‘Reperfusion after Acute Ischemic Stroke: the role of the cerebral microcirculation’. Followed by Michael Hill (University of Calgary and Foothills Medical Centre) who shares his research findings on stroke neuroprotection.

December 16, 2021

TN2 Webinar on Compulsivity, Impulsivity and Attention – Ingo Willuhn and Martijn Figee
Watch the TN2 Webinar – Research program edition of December 16, 2021 on Compulsivity, Impulsivity and Attention. Ingo Willuhn (Amsterdam UMC & Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience) kicks off with his presentation: Exploring the brain mechanisms of deep-brain stimulation in a rodent model for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Followed by Martijn Figee (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) who shares his research findings on personalized deep brain stimulation for OCD.

November 25, 2021

TN2 Webinar on Neurodegeneration – Monty Silverdale and Anouk Rijs
Watch the TN2 Webinar – Research program edition of November 25, 2021 on Neurodegeneration. Monty Silverdale (Manchester University) kicks off with his presentation: Diagnosing the Scent of Parkinson’s with Mass Spectrometry and Joy. He is followed by Anouk Rijs (VU Amsterdam) who shares her research findings on novel advances in structural characterization methods: Understanding, probing and controlling neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease.

October 14, 2021

TN2 Webinar on Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms – Aniko Korosi and Sophie Laye
Watch the TN2 Webinar – Research program edition of October 14, 2021 on Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms. In the first part, Aniko Korosi (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, UvA) talks early-life stress induced cognitive decline and the role for fatty acids and neuroinflammation. She is followed by Sophie Layé (Université de Bordeaux and NutriNeuro) who presents her research findings on dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids and neuroimmune interactions and the role of oxylipins.


TN2 Online Lunch Series 2020-2021

May 20, 2021

The final TN2 webinar of this series took place on May 20, 2021. Watch this webinar in which the two keynote speakers Janne Papma (Alzheimer Center Erasmus Medical Center) and Prejaas Tewarie (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc) spoke about the way how neuroimaging gives insight into frontotemporal dementia, and functional brain networks work in MS.

April 15, 2021

Watch the TN2 Webinar of April 15, 2021. In the first part, Kinki Jim (Amsterdam UMC, location Vumc) talks about the central sensory neurons and bacterial meningitis. He is followed by Michael Heneka (University of Bonn Medical Center, Germany) who presents his recent research findings on innate immune activation in Alzheimer’s disease.

March 18, 2021

Watch the TN2 Webinar of March 18, 2021. Wia Baron (University Medical Center Groningen) and Elly Hol (UMC Utrecht Brain Center) present their latest research findings on respectively remyelination therapy in multiple sclerosis and astrocytes in brain diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease.

January 21, 2021

On January 21st we invited Mike Wattjes (Hannover Medical School) and Rik Ossenkoppele (Amsterdam UMC, location Vumc) to speak during the TN2 webinar. They shared their presentations on imaging immune activation and neurodegeneration in the brain. If you want to catch up on the sessions, please watch the video below.

November 20, 2020

The first webinar took place on November 20, 2020. Watch the TN2 Webinar of 20 November 2020. The two keynote speakers Martijn van den Heuvel (Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit) and Laura Airas (University of Turku Finland) tell you all about imaging the brain with PET imaging techniques and the wiring of the human connectome.