Hall of fame 2017

An overview of LIBC related grants and awards, PhD defenses and Appointments

LIBC Grants and Awards 2017


  • Spinoza Prize
    Prof.dr. Eveline Crone
    Grant: € 2,500,000
  • VICI Grant
    Prof.dr. Andrea Evers
    The role of nocebo effects for insufficiently explained somatic symptoms, such as chronic pain, itch or fatigue. 
    Grant: € 1,500,000
  • VENI Grant
    Dr. Barbara Braams
    Risk behaviour in young people
    Grant: € 250,000 
    Dr. Jolien Rijlaarsdam
    General psychopathology: greater than the sum of its parts?
    Grant: € 250,000 
    Dr. Lucia Bossoni
    The magnetic brain: Alzheimer’s disease seen through iron
    Grant: € 250,000
  • Rubicon
    Dr. Evin Aktar
    Evin Aktar will conduct research at Penn State University's Cognitive Affect and Temperament Lab


  • Dutch Brain Foundation and the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport (ZonMW)
    Prof.dr. Onno Meijer
    Grant: € 300,000
  • Dutch Heart Foundation and the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport (ZonMW)
    Prof.dr. Andrea Evers
    Grant: € 2,500,000

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) 

  • Dr. Hendrik Muller prize for Behavioural and Social Sciences 
    Prof.dr. Eveline Crone
    Grant: € 250,000
  • Ammodo Award
    Prof.dr. Eveline Crone 
    Grant: € 300,000


  • Startup Grant from the Dutch national inititative“Nationale Wetenschapsagenda” 
    Prof.dr. Michiel Westenberg
    Equal opportunities for a diverse youth
    Grant:  € 2,500,000
  • Startup Grant from the Dutch national inititative“Nationale Wetenschapsagenda”  
    Prof.dr. Eveline Crone
    Grant:  € 2,500,000
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Grant of the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation
    Elseline Hoekzema
    Grant: € 60,000
  • Diener Award
    Prof.dr. Carsten de Dreu
  • The ‘KHMW’ Keetje Hodshon price
    Dr. Jurriaan Witteman for his 2014 dissertation titled Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of Prosody Perception and its Modulation by Alexithymia.
  • FameLab
    Dr. Laura Steenbergen is one of the 12 Finalists of FameLab 2017
  • Dr. Janice Sandjojo wins Prize for the best scientific presentation at the annual Congress of the ' Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH).
  • Kaya Peerdeman and co-authors win prize for best article on pain reduction - Institute of Psychology Leiden University



  • Prof.dr. Bernhard Hommel has been appointed senator of the ‘Leopoldina’, the German National Academy of Scientists
  • Prof.dr. Lisa Cheng has been appointed member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)) 
  • Prof.dr. Eveline Crone has been appointed  member of the the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC) and member of the Social-Scientific board (SWR) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW))
  • Prof.dr. Lorenza Colzato has been appointed Professor by Special Appointment at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany


LIBC related PhD defenses 2017

  • January 2, Laura Compier-de Block, Child Maltreatment
    Promotor:  Prof.dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Prof.dr. L.R.A. Alink, Prof.dr. B.M. Elzinga
  • January 10, Steven J.A. van der Werff, The stressed brain
    Promotor: Prof.dr. Bernet Elzinga, Prof.dr. N.J.A. van der Wee
  • January 12, Jorien van Hoorn, Hanging out with the right crowd
    Promotor: Prof.dr. Prof.dr. E.A. Crone, Prof.dr. E. van Dijk, Prof.dr. C. Rieffe
  • January 19, Welmer Molenmaker, The (un)willingness to reward cooperation and punish non-cooperation
    Promotor: Prof.dr. E. van Dijk
  • January 19, Andrea Wildeboer, Nice traits or nasty states
    Promotor: Prof.dr. M.H. van IJzendoorn, Prof.dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Prof.dr. H.W. Tiemeier (Erasmus MC)
  • March 2, Katinka Beker, Learning from texts: Extending and revising knowledge
    Promotor: Prof. dr. P.W. van den Broek 
  • March 14, Hanneke Smaling, Maternal reflective functioning: Influence on parenting practices and the early development of externalizing behaviour
    Promotor: Prof.dr. J.T. Swaab & prof.dr. S.H.M. van Goozen
  • April 12, A.P. Netten, The link between hearing loss, language, and social functioning in childhood
    Promotor: Prof.dr.ir. J.H.M. Frijns, Prof.dr. C. Rieffe
  • April 20, J. Schoorl, Self-regulation in boys with oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder
    Promotores: Prof.dr. H. Swaab & Prof.dr. S.H.M. van Goozen
  • June 1, Olga Kepinska, The Neurobiology of Individual Differences in Grammar Learning
    Promotor: Prof.dr. N.O. Schiller
  • June 28, Nathalie Doorenweerd, The Duchenne Brain
    Promotor: Prof.dr. J.J.G.M. Verschuuren
  • July 4, Jill Suurland, Aggressive behavior in early childhood
    Promotor: Prof.dr. H. Swaab and Prof.dr. S.H.M. van Goozen (Cardiff  University)
  • July 5, Man Wang, A Psycholinguistic Investigation of Speech Production in Mandarin Chinese
    Promotor: Prof.dr. N.O. Schiller
  • July 5, Daan van de Velde, The processing of prosody by Dutch cochlear implant users
    Promotor: Prof.dr. N.O. Schiller and Prof.dr.ir. J.H.M. Frijns
  • September, 28 Cornelie Andela, Understanding clinical outcome in patients with pituitary disease; a biopsychosocial approach
    Promotor: Prof.dr. A.M. Pereira and Prof.dr. A.A. Kaptein
  • October 31, Rosa Meuwese, Me, My Friends, and I
    Promotor: Prof.dr. E.A. Crone 
  • October 31, Margarita Gulian, The development of the speech production mechanism in young children: Evidence from the acquisition of onset clusters in Dutch
    Promotor: Prof.dr. C.C. Levelt and Prof.dr. N.O. Schiller
  • November 7, Rudy van den Brink, Catecholamine function, brain state dynamics, and human cognition
    Promotor: Prof.dr. S.T. Nieuwenhuis
  • Nobember 14, Eline Meijer, This is (not) who I am: Understanding identity in continued smoking and smoking cessation
    Promotor: Prof.dr.A.W.M. Evers and Prof.dr. C. van Laar (KU Leuven)
  • November 16, Anne Krause-Utz, The influence of dissociation on emotional distractibility in borderline personality disorder: a neuroimaging approach
    Promotores: Prof.dr. B.M. Elzinga & Prof.dr. P.H. Spinhoven
  • November 23, Roy de Kleijn, Control of complex actions in humans and robots
    Promotor: Prof.dr. B. Hommel