In 2005, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences founded The Young Academy for young researchers who have obtained their PhD within the last ten years, who have already proved themselves as scientists and whose academic interests cover a wide field.
Young Academy Members from VU University Amsterdam and VUmc School of Medical Sciences:
|Jeroen Geurts is head of the Clinical Neuroscience research section of the VU University Medical Center. The research of his team focuses on neurodegenerative disease and cognitive decline.|
|Ysbrand van der Werf is conducting research into sleep, sleep disruption and cognitive impairments at patients with the Parkinson's disease.|
|Gijs Wuite is researching the physics of DNA-protein interactions and biomechanical characteristics of viral capsids and cells.|