The team of driven specialists of the Brain Research Center researches new medication against Alzheimer's disease -and other brain diseases. We do this, together with the patients. We will do everything we can to make our patients feel at home during each visit, we are always available to answer questions.

Meet our specialists
Niels Prins
Niels Prins
Director and Neurologist

Dr. Niels Prins is the Director of the Brain Research Center. 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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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 the Vumc Alzheimercentrum. 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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Marieke van der Miessen-Reimert
Marieke van der Miessen-Reimert
Operations Manager

Marieke van der Miessen-Reimert is the operations manager of the Brain Research Center. She is responsible business management and personnel policy.

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Jacquemijne van der Weiden
Jacquemijne van der Weiden
Office manager

Jacquemijne van der Weiden is the Brain Research Center’s Office Manager. She supports the team when it comes to ICT, personnel and facility affairs, and other impromptu affairs.

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Fenna de Jongh
Fenna de Jongh
Assistent Office Manager

Fenna de Jongh is assistant office manager of the Brain Research Center. She supports the team in the field of ICT, P & O, facility management and all kinds of ad-hoc issues. Fenna welcomes you in our center!

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Riekie van den Hoek
Riekie van den Hoek
Management assistant

Riekie van den Hoek is the Brain Research Center’s Management Assistant. She supports the team when it comes to agenda management, finance, marketing & communications and other impromptu affairs.

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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 and is 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.

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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 with her patients, listens to their stories and experiences and looks for connections. She assists by her patients with advise and action.

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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 APECS, EPOCH of Axovant trial, then Femke van der Linden is your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Deborah Zinger
Deborah Zinger
Teamleader study coordinators

Deborah Zinger is part of Brain Research Center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in the Marguirite RoAD or Scarlet RoAD trial, then Deborah Zinger is 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 Janssen ALZ2003 trial, then Evelien Norbart is your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained 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 Daybreak 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 & start-up specialist

Kim van Geemen is part of Brain Research Center’s team of study coordinators. If you are participating in ALZ2003 trial, then Kim van Geemen is your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data. Kim van Geemen is also Brain Research Center’s start-up specialist.

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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 trial, then Kim Verheul is your first point of contact. She coordinates the visits and processes the obtained data.

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Alex Barnby
Alex Barnby
Neuropsychologist and Marketing & Communications

Alex Barnby 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. He 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
Neuropsychologist and pre-screening specialist

Jacoline Kramp is part of Brain Research Center’s team of Neuropsychologists, and pre-screening specialist. As a pre-screening specialist, Jacoline Kramp processes all registrations in our centre and reviews them together with our site physician to see which clinical trial the patients are eligible for. Alongside this, she also performs neuropsychological assessments. 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 a few questionnaires with you and your partner, concerning care that is needed due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bernadet Klaassens
Bernadet Klaassens
Neuropsychologist

Bernadet Klaasens is part of Brain Research Center’s team of Neuropsychologists, and pre-screening specialist. As a pre-screening specialist, Bernadet Klaassens processes all registrations in our centre, and reviews them together with our site physician to see which clinical trial the patients are eligible for. Alongside this, she also performs neuropsychological assessments. 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 a few questionnaires with you and your partner, concerning care that is needed due to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Femke Errens
Femke Errens
Neuropsychologist

Femke Errens is part of Brain Research Center’s team of Neuropsychologists. Femke Errens performs neuropsychological assessments for the Daybreak and Generation 1 trials. Alongside this, Femke Errens is responsible for all the Generation 1 registrations in our centre.

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Thomas Dautzenberg
Thomas Dautzenberg
Datamanager

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

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Our partners

The Brain Research Center has a preferred partnership with the VUmc Alzheimercentrum, 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. Together we stand stronger.

The 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 increasingly more often 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 clinical trials. Click here for more information on the MRI Centrum.

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

Vision Brain Research Center

The Brain Research Center wants to improve the 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 to have delivered 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.

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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