Marie-José van Tol (1980) is exploring the role of the brain and cognition in the occurrence and persistence of mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, and specific symptoms such as suicidal tendencies. She and her team aim to improve the treatment and prevention of mental disorders by finding ways of predicting which treatment will work best for which individuals. Van Tol is also keen to involve the general public in science and research. Working with the Netherlands Brain Foundation in 2017, she set up a public laboratory that demonstrated that people who are prone to irritability subconsciously focus more on negative than on positive information. During her time at The Young Academy, Van Tol wants to explore the impact that major and minor collaborative grants have on young researchers.
Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen, Faculty of Medical Sciences - BSCS Cognitive Neuroscience - Biomed. Sciences of Cells & Systems