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Research interests

With over 15 years of experience in clinical neuroanatomy, morphometry and neurology, I am specialized in teaching and scientific research in the field of neurodegenerative disorders. Touched by the impressive motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the burden this brings on families, understanding clinical heterogeneity in early stage PD has been the primary focus of my research. Since 2016, I am head of the research group Clinical Neuroanatomy and Biobanking (CNAB) at dept. of Anatomy of Neurosciences, VU University Medical Center (VUmc). Within my research group, we focus on identifying novel biomarkers and therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disorders. I am founder and scientific director of the Normal Aging Brain Bank (www.nabca.eu), member of scientific board of Advanced Optical Microscopy Core (AO2M; www.ao2m.amsterdam), head of Advisory board Biobanking, VUmc.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Maastricht University

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Research Output 2000 2019

Path mediation analysis reveals GBA impacts Lewy body disease status by increasing α-synuclein levels

Gündner, A. L., Duran-Pacheco, G., Zimmermann, S., Ruf, I., Moors, T., Baumann, K., Jagasia, R., van de Berg, W. D. J. & Kremer, T., 2019, In : Neurobiology of Disease. 121, p. 205-213

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

A comprehensive analysis of SNCA-related genetic risk in sporadic parkinson disease

the International Parkinson Disease Genomics Consortium & the North American Brain Expression Consortium, 1 Jul 2018, In : Annals of Neurology. 84, 1, p. 117-129 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Characterization of Brain Lysosomal Activities in GBA-Related and Sporadic Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Moors, T. E., Paciotti, S., Ingrassia, A., Quadri, M., Breedveld, G., Tasegian, A., Chiasserini, D., Eusebi, P., Duran-Pacheco, G., Kremer, T., Calabresi, P., Bonifati, V., Parnetti, L., Beccari, T. & van de Berg, W. D. J., 8 Jun 2018, In : Molecular Neurobiology. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

LRP10 genetic variants in familial Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: a genome-wide linkage and sequencing study

International Parkinsonism Genetics Network, 1 Jul 2018, In : The Lancet Neurology. 17, 7, p. 597-608 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2012 2017

  • 11 Invited talk
  • 6 Membership of board

Postmortem imaging in Neurodegenerative disorders: from macroscale to nanoscale

van de Berg, W. (Speaker)
6 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Changes in mTOR signaling in the Parkinsonian brain

van de Berg, W. (Speaker)
28 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Een reis door het verouderende brein

van de Berg, W. (Speaker)
17 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

VUmc persbericht

Dagmar Hyacintha Hepp, Wilma van de Berg & Menno Schoonheim

28/11/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Weekend van de wetenschap

Wilma van de Berg

7/10/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Wereld Parkinson dag

Wilma van de Berg

11/04/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Prizes

Carl Zeiss Award

Wilma van de Berg (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Honorary award

Organon Young Research Award

Wilma van de Berg (Recipient), 1 Mar 1998

Prize: Honorary award