Address

UMC Utrecht Brain Center
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
University Medical Center Utrecht
Str 4.205
PO Box 85060, 3508 AB Utrecht
The Netherlands

Contact Information

Email: M.J.Vansteensel @ umcutrecht.nl

Research Interests

  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • ECoG
  • Epilepsy
  • fMRI
  • Language
  • Pediatric neuroscience
  • Sensorimotor system

Mariska Vansteensel

Assistant Professor

  

 

Biography:

Mariska Vansteensel obtained her PhD in the field of Neurophysiology in 2006 at Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands (Curriculum Vitae). In 2007, she moved to the BCI lab of Nick Ramsey, where she coordinates the research on implantable ECoG-based BCIs and conducts research on brain function mapping.

She is currently involved in the projects Utrecht NeuroProsthesis and iConnect. In 2016, she started her own research line on Pediatric Neuroscience, where she develops tools to optimize pediatric fMRI and investigates brain function representation in healthy and impaired children.

Full list of publications can be found here.

Education

  1. 2006

    PhD

    Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands
  2. 2001

    Master degree

    Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Leiden University, the Netherlands
  3. 1997

    Bachelor degree

    Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Career

  1. 2006-2007
    Postdoc
    Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Laboratory for Neurophysiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Tthe Netherlands
  2. 2007-2014
    Postdoc
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands
  3. 2014-now
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands

Awards & Prizes

  • 2017
    Translational Neuroscience Prize for article ‘Fully Implanted Brain-Computer Interface in a Locked-In Patient with ALS’
    Dutch Neuroscience Meeting, Lunteren, the Netherlands
  • 2013
    Editor’s Choice Award Best Paper
    Neuroimage
  • 2012
    Editors Choice Award Best Paper
    Human Brain Mapping
  • 2011
    Top Science Award
    Endo Neuro Psycho Meeting, Lunteren, the Netherlands
  • 2000
    KNMP-prize for best study results
    Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatschappij ter bevordering der Pharmacie (KNMP), the Netherlands