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Vacancy for a PhD project within DynaMORE
Radboud University Medical Center invites applications for a PhD project in the field of cognitive / affective neuroscience. The project is embedded in the Cognitive Affective Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Erno Hermans) at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and collaborates locally with the PIs Guillén Fernández and Karin Roelofs. Contact
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Leuven (Netherlands), 20-22 March 2019
Berlin (Germany), 1-3 April 2019
Save the date! The 2nd DynaMORE General Assembly (GA) Meeting will take place in Germany’s capital, Berlin. It will be great to have the whole crew together and see brand-new data from all work packages!
Bremen (Germany), 15-19 May 2019
The 2nd International Spring School on Resilience Research will take place from May 15 -19, 2019, in Castle Etelsen, near Bremen, Germany (close to Hamburg and Hanover airports). The school is intended for a small number of PhD students and postdocs who will learn about latest topics and methods in resilience research. Click here for registering & downloading the entire programme!
We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers with the joint goal of developing an in silico model of stress resilience. To do so, we monitor healthy at-risk individuals (18+ years old) during stressful life phases, such as transition into adulthood or higher education, training-to-street transition (police officers), or abruptly changed life situations (accident victims in recovery). Multiple longitudinal studies collect psychological, behavioural, neural, and physiological markers, and apply advanced mathematical modelling to identify key risk indicators and resilience factors. The ultimate goal is a prognostic tool for people to monitor their mental stability, and to intervene effectively before the personal „tipping point“.
To this date, each year, more than half a billion people in the world are affected by anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or addiction. These conditions often occur as a consequence of stressors, such as traumatic events, challenging life circumstances, strenuous transition phases, or physical illness. In Europe alone, stress-related disorders are believed to cause direct and indirect economic costs of about 200 billion € every year. Despite ample research efforts into the cause of these disorders, the burden on affected individuals and society as a whole has further grown. We believe that, instead of focusing on disease, we need to understand what keeps us healthy.