A team of passionate specialists

The team of specialists from the Brain Research Center in Amsterdam, Den Bosch and Zwolle conducts research into new medicines against Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. We do this together with patients.

Director and neurologist

Niels Prins

Director and neurologist

Dr. Niels Prins is the director of Brain Research Center. He and his colleagues are committed to Alzheimer’s disease and other brain diseases because he knows that clinical drug research can make a difference.

Dr. Niels Prins also works as a neurologist at the Alzheimercentrum Amsterdam.

Operational director

Ad Hoeks

Operational director

Ad Hoeks is responsible for the overall operations of Brain Research Center.
Medical director and research physician

Sterre Rutgers

Medical director

Drs. Sterre Rutgers is medical director and one of the research doctors of Brain Research Center in Amsterdam. She is responsible for the clinical team, next to finishing all medical aspects of studies. 

Sterre Rutgers takes time for her patients, listens to their stories and experiences, and looks for connections. She assists patients in word and deed.

Neurologist

Jort Vijverberg

Neurologist

Dr. Jort Vijverberg is one of the neurologists at Brain Research Center. He is principal investigator for several studies. He also works at the Alzheimercentrum Amsterdam/Amsterdam UMC.

Jort Vijverberg is a determined doctor who takes time for his patients, he also has extensive experience.

Medical director and clinical geriatrician

Paul Dautzenberg

Medical director and clinical geriatrician

Dr. Paul Dautzenberg is medical director of Brain Research Center Den Bosch. Together with his colleagues, he fights against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, because he knows that clinical medicine research can make a difference.

Dr. Paul Dautzenberg also works as a clinical geriatrician at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital.

Sr. Start-up Specialist

Isadora Lopes Alves

Sr. Start-up Specialist

Isadora Lopes Alves is one of the Start-up Specialists of Brain Research Center. She is the first point of contact for starting new clinical trials.
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Site manager

Hetty den Burger

Site manager

Hetty den Burger is Site Manager at the Brain Research Center in Den Bosch. She is responsible for the planning and daily management of the site in Den Bosch.

In addition, she coordinates visits and also processes the data obtained from various studies.

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Site manager

Carlie Dille

Site manager

Carlie is Site Manager at Brain Research Center Zwolle. She is responsible for the planning and daily management of the site in Zwolle.

She also coordinates visits and processes the data obtained from various studies.

Neuropsychologist

Lara Koijck

Neuropsychologist

Lara carries out neuropsychological research for Brain Research Center in Amsterdam. She carries out neuropsychological tests in various clinical trials. Furthermore, she conducts questionnaires with the caregiver and/or partner of the participant.
HR Manager

Ester Verkerk

HR Manager

Ester Verkerk is HR Manager at Brain Research Center. She is responsible for staff management of our three locations.
Research physician

Vivian Huang

Research physician

Dr. Vivian Huang is one of the research physicians at Brain Research Center. She carries out physical and neurological research and also completes all medical aspects of research.
Study coordinator

Merel van der Maas

Study coordinator

Merel van der Maas is study coordinator in the brain research center in Den Bosch. She coordinates visits and also processes the data obtained from various studies.
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Study coordinator

Femke van der Linden

Study coordinator

Femke van der Linden is part of the brain research center’s team of study coordinators. She coordinates the visits and processes the data obtained from various investigations.
Daphne Troost
Research physician

Daphne Troost

Research physician

Drs. Daphne Troost is one of the research physicians at Brain Research Center. She carries out physical and neurological research and also completes all medical aspects of research.

Daphne is a committed doctor who listens well, works precisely and thoroughly.

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Study Coordinator & Data Manager

Thomas Dautzenberg

Study Coordinator & Data Manager

Thomas Dautzenberg is our data manager. He is responsible for checking and processing all data that enters or is created in our center.

Thomas is also part of the brain research center’s team of study coordinators. He coordinates the visits and processes the data obtained from various studies.
In addition, Thomas is responsible for the pre-screening of the brain research center.

Office Manager

Kim van der Graft

Office Manager

Kim van der Graft is the Research Employee at Brain Research Center in Amsterdam. She assists in the execution of our various studies and the correct administrative handling thereof.
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Study coordinator and team leader

Kim Verheul

Study coordinator and team leader

Kim Verheul is the working supervisor of the team of study coordinators. Besides that, she coordinates the visits and processes the data obtained from various investigations.
Wendela Schut-Van Ark
Neuropsychologist

Wendela Schut-Van Ark

Neuropsychologist

Wendela carries out neuropsychological research for Brain Research Center in Den Bosch. She carries out neuropsychological tests in various clinical trials. Furthermore, she conducts questionnaires with the caregiver and/or partner of the participant.
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Neuropsychologist

Lois Ottenhoff

Neuropsychologist & Pre-screening specialist

Lois Ottenhoff is part of the team of neuropsychologists at the brain research center. This team carries out neuropsychological research for all studies. Here, memory, attention, concentration, and language are assessed. Besides that, Lois conducts questionnaires with you and your partner surrounding the subject of Alzheimer’s disease care.

Furthermore, Lois is responsible for pre-screening.

Besides that, Lois works at the Alzheimer Centrum, Amsterdam UMC, and works on the OTAPA project: Optimizing Trial design to Achieve Personalized prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of the project is to improve the design of future studies.

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Study coordinator

Evelien Norbart

Study coordinator

Evelien Norbart is part of the brain research center’s team of study coordinators. She coordinates the visits and processes the data obtained from various investigations.
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Study coordinator

Giselle Pullen

Study coordinator

Giselle Pullen is part of the brain research center’s team of study coordinators. She coordinates the visits and processes the data obtained from various investigations.
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Neuropsychologist & Study Coordinator

Dewi Caton

Neuropsychologist & Study Coordinator

Dewi Caton is part of the brain research center’s team of neuropsychologists. This team conducts neuropsychological research in all studies. This research examines, among other things, memory, attention and concentration, and language.

Dewi is also part of the brain research center’s team of study coordinators. She coordinates the visits and processes the data obtained from various investigations.

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Neuropsychologist

Deliane van vliet

Neuropsychologist

Deliane van Vliet is part of the team of neuropsychologists at the brain research center in Den Bosch. This team conducts neuropsychological research in all studies. This research examines, among other things, memory, attention and concentration, and language. Deliane will also go through some questionnaires with you and your partner in the field of Alzheimer’s disease care.
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Study coordinator

Ylse van Son

Study coordinator

Ylse van Son is study coordinator in the brain research center in Den Bosch. She coordinates visits and also processes the data obtained from various studies.
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Study coordinator

Paula Prins

Study coordinator

Paula Prins is part of the brain research center’s team of study coordinators. She coordinates the visits and processes the data obtained from various investigations.
Marketing director

Tessa van der Meer

Marketing director

Tessa van der Meer is the marketing director at Brain Research Center. Tessa is responsible for the marketing and communication of the Brain Research Center.
Project Manager

Merike Verrijp

Project Manager

Merike Verrijp is Project Manager at brain research center.
Neuropsychologist

Julie Bocxe

Neuropsychologist

Julie carries out neuropsychological research for Brain Research Center in Amsterdam. She carries out neuropsychological tests in various clinical trials. Furthermore, she conducts questionnaires with the caregiver and/or partner of the participant.
Neuropsychologist

Emma Weltings

Neuropsychologist

Emma carries out neuropsychological research for Brain Research Center in Amsterdam. She carries out neuropsychological tests in various clinical trials. Furthermore, she conducts questionnaires with the caregiver and/or partner of the participant.
Neuropsychologist

Liselotte Blom

Neuropsychologist

Liselotte carries out neuropsychological research for Brain Research Center in Amsterdam. She carries out neuropsychological tests in various clinical trials. Furthermore, she conducts questionnaires with the caregiver and/or partner of the participant.
Finance Manager

Marco Cenijn

Finance Manager

Marco is Finance Manager at brain research center. He is responsible for all financial processes within brain research center.