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.
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.

Kim-Verheul
Study coordinator and team leader

Kim Verheul

Study coordinator and site manager

Kim is site manager of Brain Research Center Amsterdam. She is responsible for the planning and daily management of the site in Amsterdam.

Besides that, she coordinates visits and processes the data obtained from various investigations.

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.

Director Business Development

Isadora Lopes Alves

Director Business Development

Isadora Lopes Alves is the Director Business Development, overseeing the acquisition, contracting and set-up of clinical trials. She is the first point of contact for potential clients wanting to work with Brain Research Center.
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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.

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.
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

Romy van Lohuizen

Research physician

Drs. Romy van Lohuizen 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.

Study Coordinator and Office Manager

Kim van der Graft

Study Coordinator and 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.

Kim van der Graft is part of Brain Research Center’s team of study coordinators in Amsterdam. She coordinates the visits and processes the data obtained from various investigations. Besides that, she is Research Employee at Brain Research Center. She assists in the execution of our various studies and the correct administrative handling thereof.

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.
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.
Neuropsychologist & Pre-screening Coordinator

Julie Bocxe

Neuropsychologist & Pre-Screening Coordinator

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.

Furthermore, Julie is responsible for pre-screening.

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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.
Giselle Pullen
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.
Research physician

Xandra Westerhuis

Research physician

Drs. Xandra Westerhuis 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.
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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.
Study coordinator

Demi de Jong

Study coordinator

Demi de Jong is study coordinator in the brain research center in Zwolle. She coordinates visits and also processes the data obtained from various studies.
Project Manager

Merike Verrijp

Project Manager

Merike Verrijp is Project Manager at brain research center. Merike advises on and coordinates the use of outcome measures in various projects.
Neuropsychologist

Ruby ter Veen

Neuropsychologist

Ruby 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.
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

Liesbeth van der Steen

Neuropsychologist

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