- Telephone:+31 (0) 20 59 86925
- Room nr:A-435, W&N building
- Position:Professor, Head of research department
- VU unit:- Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (Functional Genomics)
- VU Medical Center, Clinical Genetics
Prof. dr. Matthijs Verhage obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 1990 (cum laude, main PhD-supervisor: prof. Fernando H. Lopes da Silva). He received post-doctoral training at the University of Dundee, UK (post doctoral advisor: prof. David G. Nicholls) and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Dallas, USA (post doctoral advisor: prof. Thomas Südhof).
Since 2000 he is full professor and head of the Department of Functional Genomics at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) and VU University Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam. In 2003 he became the first chairman of the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR, established in 2002). He was co-founder and vice chair of the Dutch NeuroBsik Mouse Phenomics consortium.
Matthijs Verhage is co-founder and partner of several European research consortia (EU-Synapse, EuroSpin, SynSys), member of national and international grant committees, editorial boards and governmental advisory boards. He is also consultant/scientific advisor for Life Science companies in The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Japan.
In 2001 he was the Pionier/VICI laureate of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). In 2012 he received the ERC Ideas Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.
5 recent papers:
Groffen et al. (2010) Science 327:1614-8
Mohrmann et al. (2010) Science 330:502-5
de Wit et al. (2009) Cell 138:935-46
Gerber et al. (2008) Science 321:1507-10
Wierda et al. (2007) Neuron 54:275-90