University Medical Center Utrecht
Image Sciences Institute
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
The Netherlands
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Project leader

Dr. Rick M. Dijkhuizen
 
Phone +31 (0)30 253 5569
Fax +31 (0)30 253 5561
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Prof. Sarah Durston
 
Phone +31 (0)88 755 9019
Fax +31 (0)88 755 5443
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Project staff

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Dr. Rene Mandl
 
Phone
+31 (0)88 755 9705
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+31 (0)88 755 5443
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Vincent Mensen
 
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Fax +31 (0)88 755 5443
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Erwin Blezer
 
Phone
+31 (0)30 2535521
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Bob Oranje
Bob Oranje
 
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Fax +31 (0)88 755 6003
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Dr. Annette van der Toorn
 
Phone
+31 (0)30 253 5521
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Wouter Mol
 
Phone
+31 (0)30 253 5515
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Sarai van Dijk
Phone
+31 (0)88 755 9192
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Institute presentation

The UMCU is one of the leading academic medical centres in the Netherlands. It is unique in bringing together fundamental and clinical research, allowing for a true bench-to-bedside-and-back approach. Dr. Rick Dijkhuizen’s Biomedical MR Imaging & Spectroscopy group is part of the Image Sciences Institute of the UMCU. This group has a history of more than 20 years of in vivo MRI and MRS in biomedical research and is equipped with two state-of-the-art animal MR systems at 4.7 T (40-cm horizontal bore) and 9.4 T (20-cm horizontal bore). There is a strong link with clinical MRI and image analysis groups within the Image Sciences Institute, which enables optimal integration of tools and expertise. Importantly, we recently developed novel MRI-based strategies to assess changes in structural and functional connectivity in developing and disordered rat brain networks, which will be applied in TACTICS. The Biomedical MR Imaging & Spectroscopy group will conduct structural, functional and pharmacological MRI studies, to characterize developmental changes in the frontostriatal circuit from the juvenile to the adolescent phase in rat models of compulsive behaviour.

 

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TACTICS has assembled a strong multidisciplinary team of preclinical and clinical top researchers.

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