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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

7T MRI allows detection of disturbed cortical lamination of the medial temporal lobe in patients with Alzheimer's disease

Kenkhuis, B., Jonkman, L. E., Bulk, M., Buijs, M., Boon, B. D. C., Bouwman, F. H., Geurts, J. J. G., van de Berg, W. D. J. & van der Weerd, L., 1 Jan 2019, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 21, 1 p., 101665.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

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., 1 Feb 2019, In : Molecular Neurobiology. 56, 2, p. 1344-1355 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

CSF alpha-synuclein does not discriminate dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer's disease (vol 22, pg 87, 2010)

van Steenoven, I., Majbour, N. K., Vaikath, N. N., Berendse, H. W., van der Flier, W. M., van de Berg, W. D. J., Teunissen, C. E., Lemstra, A. W. & El-Agnaf, O. M. A., Jan 2019, In : Movement Disorders. 34, 1, p. 159-159

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Differential insular cortex subregional vulnerability to α-synuclein pathology in Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies

Fathy, Y. Y., Jonker, A. J., Oudejans, E., de Jong, F. J. J., van Dam, A. M. W., Rozemuller, A. J. M. & van de Berg, W. D. J., 1 Apr 2019, In : Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 45, 3, p. 262-277 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Neuropathological and genetic characteristics of a post-mortem series of cases with dementia with Lewy bodies clinically suspected of Creutzfeldt-Jakob's disease

Geut, H., Vergouw, L. J. M., Galis, Y., Ingrassia, A., de Jong, F. J., Quadri, M., Bonifati, V., Lemstra, A. W., Rozemuller, A. J. M. & van de Berg, W. D. J., 2019, In : Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2012 2017

  • 11 Invited talk
  • 6 Membership of board

Zooming into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease lesions in the human postmortem brain: from macroscale to nanoscale

Wilma van de Berg (Speaker)
21 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Postmortem imaging in Neurodegenerative disorders: from macroscale to nanoscale

Wilma van de Berg (Speaker)
6 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

A 3D nanoview on Lewy body pathology using stimulated depletion and electron microscopy

Wilma van de Berg (Speaker)
21 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

ZOOMING IN ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF LEWY PATHOLOGY IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE PARKINSON’S DISEASE BRAIN

T. Moors (Speaker), Christina Maat (Speaker), Wilma van de Berg (Speaker)
8 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Cross-disease analysis of alpha-synuclein pathology using novel antibodies against post-translational modifications of alpha-synuclein

Christina Maat (Speaker), TE Moors (Speaker), Wilma van de Berg (Speaker)
11 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

VUmc persbericht

Dagmar Hyacintha Hepp, Wilma van de Berg & Menno Schoonheim

28/11/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Weekend van de wetenschap

Wilma van de Berg

07/10/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Wereld Parkinson dag

Wilma van de Berg

11/04/2017

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