Unravelling our brain and perceptions
Wednesday 11th May 2022
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 22:30

Is there a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease?

My research PhD project is part of the European PRIME consortium. Within this project, I am gathering and analysing patient data from multiple memory clinics in Europe. Based on this data, I will show if and how diabetes is related to Alzheimer’s Disease and its underlying brain markers. I will also show how this relates to cognitive decline, and how we measure this.

Veerle van Gils

PhD Candidate

Maastricht University


From infant to adult pain

Infants born prematurely undergo medical procedures necessary for their health, which can be considered painful. But is pain in an infant the same as pain in an adult? And mostly, what are the consequences of pain at such a young age? It is now established that infants feel pain, but it remains to be understood how the developing nervous system copes and what are the long-term consequences. Hence, preclinical research is needed to provide insights into the mechanism of infant pain and find new treatment.

Mathilde Baudat

PhD Candidate

Maastricht University


Oh sweet, sugary brains

The brain is the most important organ in our body, according to our brain, and it is important to keep it happy and healthy. What we eat is a big factor in keeping brains healthy. Sugar, for instance, is the most important fuel for our brains, but too much sugar can actually be bad for you. My research is about the effect of too much sugar (diabetes) and its effect on the brain, focusing on the smallest blood vessels in the brain, which are responsible for fueling sugar. During my talk, I will explain how we think this works and I will speculate about how we can maybe avoid sugaring our brain.

Eline Berends (@Eline_Berends)
PhD candidate

Maastricht University