Radboud University Medical Centre

Radboud university medical center is one of eight university medical centers in The Netherlands. With nearly 9,000 employees and 3,000 students, Radboudumc combines patient care, research, and education/training. The department of Human Genetics within the Radboudumc is an internationally top-ranking genetics group and among the largest centre for genetics research, clinical diagnostics and genetic counselling in Europe.
Neuroscience research in Nijmegen is concentrated in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. The Donders Institute is a world-renowned centre of neuroscience research expertise. We are a relatively young institute with an enterprising spirit and an excellent track record of research on Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. Over 500 researchers work here on unravelling the mechanisms of the brain. Our research includes cognition and behaviour in humans as well as on the neuronal substrate, including the genetic, molecular and cellular processes that underlie cognition and behaviour. We cover the full spectrum of research ‘from Molecule to Man’.

P1vital® Ltd

P1vital® is an innovative Clinical Research Organization specializing in experimental medicine for Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders.

We aim to develop and deploy CNS efficacy biomarkers in schizophrenia, cognitive disorders, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and obesity – with the aim of instigating innovative approaches to, and accelerating, drug discovery.

Our team has extensive expertise in all aspects of CNS drug discovery and development, including regulatory and compliance expertise. We are also skilled in running multi-centred academic behavioural and imaging experimental medicine studies (in all clinical phases) that require subjects with unique phenotypes.

We have a strong track record of collaborating with internationally renowned opinion leaders in psychiatry and neuroscience, linked through University hospitals and clinical research facilities worldwide.

University of Groningen

The Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES) fills a special niche in the field of life sciences that not only covers mechanistic, evolutionary and ecological approaches, but also specifically aims at the integration of these fields to provide a full understanding of fundamental biological processes. Evolution on a long time scale has shaped the regulatory mechanisms acting on short time scales that determine the potential and limitations of adaptive capacity. This is relevant for understanding the prevalence and treatment of diseases, including neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as individual differences in aging and health that determine the scope for personalized medicine. In turn, the nature of these mechanisms determines the potential, direction, speed, and limitation of evolutionary change. This is important, e.g. for understanding speciation and changes in biodiversity, predicting effects of global change, and brain adaptations to cope with environmental challenges.