Connecting European Neuroscience

Marian Joëls

Past President (2012 - 2014)

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and academic career

MSc in Biology, University of Amsterdam (1980, honours degree)
PhD student / postdoc at the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Utrecht (1981-1985)
Postdoctoral Fellow at U Texas, Galveston, USA (1986)
C&C Huygens Fellow (independent position funded by NWO); worked in Utrecht and at Scripps Res Inst, La Jolla, USA (1987-1991)
Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam (1991-1996)
Full professor of Neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam (1997-2009)
Full professor of Neuroscience at Utrecht University (2009-)
Director of the Rudolf Magnus Institute (2010-)

Current position(s)

Director of the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience and Scientific Manager Division Neuroscience, University Medical Hospital Utrecht.
Chairman of the Focus-area Neuroscience & Cognition Utrecht.
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch 'National Initiative Brain and Cognition' (see www.brainandcognition.nl).
Boardmember of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences KNAW (2005-2011; since 2008 vice-chairman of the Science division).
Boardmember of the Division Earth and Life Sciences, Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research NWO (2005-2011).

Honours and awards

Emil Kraepelin Professor 2007, Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
Elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences KNAW (2002)
Mortyn Jones Memorial Lecture / Medal from the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (2000)
Pionier senior career award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO (1996)
Christiaan and Constantijn Huygens junior career award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO (1986)
Sandoz thesis prize from the Dutch Pharmacological Society (1985)

Selected Publications

Recent publications

  • Karst H, Berger S, Erdmann G, Schuetz G, Joels M. (2010) Metaplasticity of amygdalar responses to the stress hormone corticosterone. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107, 14449-54.
  • Oomen CA, Soeters H, Audureau N, Vermunt L, van Hasselt FN, Manders EM, Joels M, Lucassen PJ, Krugers H. (2010) Severe early life stress hampers spatial learning and neurogenesis, but improves hippocampal synaptic plasticity and emotional learning under high-stress conditions in adulthood. J Neurosci 30, 6635-6645.
  • Joels M, Baram TZ (2009) The Neuro-Symphony of Stress. Nature Rev Neurosci. 10, 459-466.
  • Henckens MJ, Hermans EJ, Pu Z, Joels M, Fernandez G (2009) Stressed memories: How acute stress affects memory formation in humans. J Neurosci. 29, 10111-10119.
  • Joels M, Pu Z, Wiegert O, Oitzl MS, Krugers HJ (2006) Learning under Stress: How does it work? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10, 152-158.
  • Karst H, Berger S, Turiault M, Tronche F, Schuetz G, Joels M (2005) Mineralocorticoid receptors are indispensable for non-genomic modulation of hippocampal glutamate transmission by corticosterone. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102, 19204-19207.

Marian Joëls

Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
University Medical Center Utrecht
P.O. Box 85060
3508 AB Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-88-7568138 / 8847
E-mail: m.joels@umcutrecht.nl

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