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Wilma D.J. van de Berg, PhD

Assistant Professor, Senior Neuroscientist at VU University Medical Center

Location: Amsterdam Netherlands

Dr. Wilma van de Berg is assistant professor and senior neuroscientist in the Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences at the VU University Medical Center, head of the Clinical Neuroanatomy and Biobanking research group, member of the scientific board of the Advanced Optical Microscopy Core, and a lecturer in clinical neuroanatomy and clinical neurosciences. She is founder and director of the Normal Aging Brain Bank (, which collects advanced postmortem MRI and high-quality brain tissue of non-demented elderly for translational research in neurosciences. Dr. van de Berg also is chair of the advisory board for biobanking at VU University Medical Center. Further, she is an internationally recognized expert in neuroanatomy, advanced microscopy and studies to understand disease mechanisms underpinning clinical heterogeneity, protein aggregation and disease progression in Parkinson’s and related neurodegenerative disorders. On these topics, she collaborates with biotech and pharma industry to translate this knowledge to diagnostic tools and work toward more personalized treatment strategies. She has published over 55 peer-reviewed papers (H-index 24).

Associated Grants

  • Correlating MRI, Pathology and Cognitive Assessments toward Biomarkers of Cognitive Decline


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