Siemon de Lange

PhD student

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    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
    Department of Complex Trait Genetics
    W&N building, Room A-603
    De Boelelaan 1085
    1081 HV Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

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Short CV

  • 2018-present PhD candidate VU University
  • 2016-2018 PhD candidate University Medical Center Utrecht
  • 2013-2016 Research assistant University Medical Center Utrecht
  • 2013-2015 MSc Mathematical Sciences Utrecht University
  • 2010-2013 BSc Liberal Arts & Sciences University College Utrecht


Damage to white matter connections – the brain’s infrastructure for effective communication between regions – plays an important role in a large number of brain disorders. In my PhD research project, I apply statistical methods to investigate damage to white matter associated with brain disorders. My aim is to understand how brain function and dysfunction emerge from the wiring of the brain.


Highlighted publications

de Lange, S. C., van den Heuvel, M. P., and de Reus, M. A. (2016). The role of symmetry in neural networks and their Laplacian spectra. Neuroimage 141, 357–365. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.07.051.
de Lange, S. C., de Reus, M. A., and van den Heuvel, M. P. (2014). The Laplacian spectrum of neural networks. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 7, 189. doi:10.3389/fncom.2013.00189.

Poster award MQ Mental Health Science Meeting 2017
Poster title: “The vulnerable brain: Mapping brain connectivity across mental disorders for new neural biomarkers”