Wilma D.J. van de Berg
Title: Associate professor Clinical Neuroanatomy and Biobanking
- Amsterdam UMC location Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department Anatomy and Neurosciences, section Clinical Neuroanatomy and Biobanking, Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Amsterdam Neuroscience institute, Neurodegeneration and Brain Imaging program, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Wilma D.J. van de Berg is Associate Professor, group leader, at the dept. of Anatomy & Neurosciences of the Amsterdam UMC, Vrije University Amsterdam, Director of the Normal Aging Brain Collection Amsterdam and President of the Dutch Parkinson Scientists association, Netherlands. She received her PhD in Cellular Neuroscience and Pediatrics at University of Maastricht in 2003 and received a Marie-Curie fellowship to study selective vulnerability of dopaminergic neurons at McGill University and Max Planck institute for Neurologische Forschung in Cologne. Afterwards, she specialized in neuroanatomy and neuropathology of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders at VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam. Her research team studies human brain morphology and protein aggregation in post-mortem human brain tissue in 3D from macro-to-nanoscale using advanced imaging methods. In close collaboration with LUMC and TU Delft, she leads the multicentre observational cohort study ‘Profiling Parkinson’s (ProPark)’ aiming to identify molecular profiles underlying disease severity, progression and adverse drug reactions and translate this knowledge into biomarker panels for next clinical trials.