A team of driven specialists at brain research center performs clinical Alzheimer's -and other brain diseases- trials on a daily basis.

Meet our specialists
Niels Prins
Niels Prins
Director and Neurologist

Dr. Niels Prins is brain research center’s director. Together with his colleagues he is commited to take on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, because he knows clinical research can make a difference. Dr. Niels Prins also works as a Neurologist in the VUmc Alzheimer Centrum.

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Deborah Zinger
Deborah Zinger
Start-up specialist

Deborah Zinger is brain research center’s start-up specialist.

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Ad Hoeks
Ad Hoeks
Ad Hoeks
Operational Director

Ad Hoeks is responsible for operations at Brain Research Center.

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Sterre Rutgers
Sterre Rutgers
Research Physician

Dr. Sterre Rutgers is one of brain research center’s Research Physicians. She is responsible for the physical and neurological examns and is in charge of all other medical aspects associated with the trials. Sterre Rutgers takes her time and she assists her patients with advise and action.

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Philip Scheltens
Philip Scheltens
Medical advisor

Prof. dr. Philip Scheltens is tied to the Brain Research Center as a Medical Advisor. He is a professor in Cognitive Neurology and Director of  Alzheimercentrum Amsterdam. By combining these three positions, Philip Scheltens is working towards the higher goal of making Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia, treatable thanks to scientific research.

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Ellen Tiemersma
Ellen Tiemersma
Research Physician

Dr. Ellen Tiemersma is one of brain research center’s Research Physicians. She is responsible for the physical and neurological exams during scheduled visits. Ellen is also in charge of all other medical aspects associated with the trials. Ellen Tiemersma is a physician that works thoroughly and professionally. She takes her time with her patients and has comprehensive experience in the field.

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Jort Vijverberg
Jort Vijverberg
Neurologist and Site physician

Dr. Jort Vijverberg is one of our research physicians. He is responsible for physical and neurological exams during scheduled visits. To add, he is also responsible for all medical aspects concerning the Ionis trial.

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Riekie van den Hoek
Riekie van den Hoek
Teamleader Back Office

Riekie van den Hoek is head of brain research center’s back office, HR and ICT related affairs.

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Paul Dautzenberg
Paul Dautzenberg
Medical director and Clinical Geriatric Physician

Dr. Paul Dautzenberg is Medical director of brain research center’s Den Bosch location.

Furthermore, dr. Paul Dautzenberg is a Clinical geriatric physician at the  Jeroen Bosch hospital.

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Kim van der Graft
Kim van der Graft
Office Manager

Kim van der Graft is part of brain research center’s office managers. Kim will great you with a warm welcome when visiting brain research center’s Amsterdam location. To add, Kim also has a supporting role in HR.

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Norbert Pollemans
Norbert Pollemans
Marketing Director

Norbert Pollemans is head of brain research center’s marketing and communications.

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Romy Zengerink
Romy Zengerink
Office Manager

Romy Zengerink is part of brain research center’s office managers. Kim will great you with a warm welcome when visiting brain research center’s Amsterdam location.

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Joyce Ordonez
Joyce Ordonez
Office Manager Den Bosch

Joyce Ordonez is part of brain research center’s office managers at our Den Bosch location. Joyce will great you with a warm welcome when visiting our center.

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Femke van der Linden
Femke van der Linden
Study coordinator

Femke van der Linden is part of brain research center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in the Generation 1 trial, then Femke van der Linden will be your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Lisa van Maanen
Lisa van Maanen
Study coordinator

Lisa van Maanen is part of brain research center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in the Tauriel trial, then Lisa will be your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Vivan Olthof
Vivan Olthof
Study coordinator

Vivan Olthof is part of brain research center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in the Biogen trial, then Vivan Olthof will be your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Evelien Norbart
Evelien Norbart
Study coordinator

Evelien Norbart is part of brain research center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in the EIP-Reverse-SD trial, then Evelien Norbart will be your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Hetty den Burger
Hetty den Burger
Study coordinator

Hetty is research coordinator at Brain Research Center Den Bosch. Do you take part in the EIP-Reverse-SD, Tauriel or Generation II? In that case Hetty is your first point of contact. She coordinates visits and processes research data.

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Lesley Post
Lesley Post
Study coordinator

Lesley Post is part of brain research center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in the Tauriel trial, then Lesley Post is your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Kim van Geemen
Kim van Geemen
Study coordinator

Kim van Geemen is part of brain research center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in Generation II trial, then Kim van Geemen will be your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Kim Verheul
Kim Verheul
Study coordinator

Kim Verheul is part of brain research center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in the Biogen or GrADuate trial, then Kim Verheul will be your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Femke Errens
Femke Errens
Neuropsychologist

Femke Errens is part of brain research center’s team of Neuropsychologists. This team performs neuropsychological assessments during every visit. These assessments are able to give an insight into someone’s memory, attention -and concentration, language, and other aspects that make up a person’s cognition. He will also go through some questionnaires with subject and study partner, concerning care that is needed due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Fenna de Jongh
Fenna de Jongh
Neuropsychologist

Fenna de Jongh is part of brain research center’s team of Neuropsychologists. This team performs neuropsychological assessments during every visit. These assessments are able to give an insight into someone’s memory, attention -and concentration, language, and other aspects of a person’s cognition. She will also go through some questionnaires with subject and study partner, concerning care that is needed due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Lois Ottenhoff
Lois Ottenhoff
Neuropsychologist and pre-screening specialist

Lois Ottenhoff is part of brain research center’s team of Neuropsychologists and is also our pre-screening specialist. As a pre-screening specialist, Lois Ottenhoff processes all incoming registrations in our centre and reviews them together with our site physicians to see which clinical trial these registrations are eligible for.

As a neuropsychologist Lois performs neuropsychological assessments during every visit. These assessments are able to give an insight into someone’s memory, attention -and concentration, language, and other aspects that make up a person’s cognition. She will also go through a few questionnaires with you and your partner, concerning care that is needed due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dewi Caton
Dewi Caton
Neuropsychologist

Dewi Caton is part of brain research center’s team of Neuropsychologists. This team performs neuropsychological assessments during every visit. These assessments are able to give an insight into someone’s memory, attention -and concentration, language, and other aspects that make up a person’s cognition. She will also go through a few questionnaires with you and your partner, concerning care that is needed due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Deliane van Vliet
Deliane van Vliet
Neuropsychologist

Deliane van Vliet is part of brain research center’s team of Neuropsychologists at our Den Bosch location. This team performs neuropsychological assessments during every visit. These assessments are able to give an insight into someone’s memory, attention -and concentration, language, and other aspects that make up a person’s cognition. She will also go through a few questionnaires with you and your partner, concerning care that is needed due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Janneke Galesloot
Janneke Galesloot
Neuropsychologist

Janneke Galesloot is part of brain research center’s team of Neuropsychologists at our Den Bosch location. This team performs neuropsychological assessments during every visit. These assessments are able to give an insight into someone’s memory, attention -and concentration, language, and other aspects that make up a person’s cognition. She will also go through a few questionnaires with you and your partner, concerning care that is needed due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Jacoline Kramp
Jacoline Kramp
Project Leader

Brain research center is constantly aspiring to make itself better. Where needed, projects are started to be able to complete this goal. Jacoline Kramp is responsible for these projects.

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Thomas Dautzenberg
Thomas Dautzenberg
Datamanager and pre-screening specialist

Thomas Dautzenberg is our datamanager. Thomas is responsible for checking and processing all the data that enters -or is created in- our centre.

To add, Thomas is also responsible for the pre-screening of new registrations

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Our partners

Brain research center has a preferred partnership with Alzheimercentrum Amsterdam UMC, this is another leading centre in the field op scientific research. Together, we are looking for solutions against dementia. Both centres focus on dementia research and naturally have their own view and field of expertise. Only by working together will we stand stronger.

Brain research center has a preferred partnership with Alzheimer Nederland. Together, we are trying to create a future without Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer Nederland is helping the brain research center, by drawing attention towards the importance of clinical research, and by sharing their profound and comprehensive knowledge with us.

MRI is more than ever becoming an integral part of drug development, neurological and psychological trials and other scientific research. The MRI Centrum has been a preferred brain research center partner for years, and performs various MRI scans for our different clinical trials.

Amsterdam Neuroscience's mission is clear: to improve the understanding of the human brain and its nervous system in health and disease, by performing integrated basic-, translation-, and clinical research.

brain research center's vision

Brain research center wants to improve quality of life in people suffering from a brain disease through high quality -and innovative research in a safe and hospitable enviroment. Our goal is deliver a substantial contribution towards the registration of a drug against dementia. We stand for reliability, quality and proffesionalism

Mission

Our mission is to rid the world of dementia and other brain diseases.

Questions?

Questions are there to be answered. Please feel free to ask your question. Our staff is available on work days from 8.30 until 17:00.

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