Prof. Dr. Neeltje van Haren
Prof. van Haren’s mission is to understand the biological mechanisms underlying psychotic and mood symptoms and diagnoses; her focus is on research efforts on the neurobiological and (social) cognitive basis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, using neuroimaging approaches, extensive phenotyping, and experimental (social) cognitive paradigms, preferably within longitudinal family designs. Moreover, Prof. van Haren strongly advocates cross-disorder research and includes (at-risk) individuals with different diagnoses in the psychosis-mood spectrum in her studies. Since early in her career, she is particularly interested in the confounders (e.g. antipsychotic medication intake, life events, cannabis) that influence the structural brain abnormalities in these disorders. Moreover, Prof. van Haren’s work includes studies in large samples on the heritability of neuroimaging-based brain measures.
The Project Management Office (PMO) consists of the scientific coordinator ERASMUS MC, and concentris research management gmbh (concentris). Concentris is a modern German service company specialized in the organization, controlling, and dissemination of medium- and large-scale EU-funded projects within the FP7, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and IMI programmes. The team is well versed with EU regulations and is used to guiding consortia through challenges. From their longstanding, hands-on expertise in the management of EU projects, the project managers understand how to communicate effectively with all involved stakeholders.