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Meet our new PI: Catrin Finkenauer

Prof. Catrin Finkenauer will take over the role of CID PI in work package 1 from Prof. Wilma Vollebergh (who recently retired). Catrin is a professor in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Youth Studies at Utrecht University, as well as Programme Director for Dynamics of Youth, one of Utrecht University’s four strategic themes. Combining social, clinical, experimental,…

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Michelle Achterberg cum laude PhD degree

On 12 March 2020 Michelle Achterberg successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled ‘Like me, or else… Nature, nurture and neural mechanisms of social emotion regulation in childhood’ at Leiden University. She received her degree cum laude, a very rare distinction that is only given for outstanding results that have been obtained with a very high…

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Three successful PhD defences

In the past three months CID welcomed three new Doctors in our midst. Congratulations are in order for: Mara van der Meulen (LU, WP2), The social brain in middle childhood – a neurobiological perspective on individual differences in social competence. The main goal of Mara’s dissertation was to understand individual differences in social competence in middle childhood,…

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CID annual report 2018/2019 available online

Read about our NWO gravitation funded Consortium on Individual Development (CID) in our online annual report 2018/2019. CID unites the best in Dutch developmental research: >70 researchers in the social sciences, humanities and (bio)medical sciences working at 7 institutes with data from 6 longitudinal human cohort studies and animal models. By working as a team,…

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Hestia grant to appoint refugee to NTR project

CID researchers Prof. dr. Dorret Boomsma, dr. Eveline de Zeeuw and dr. Elsje van Bergen were awarded a Hestia NWO grant to appoint Hekmat Alrouh MD to a 2-year research project. He was one of nine refugees who received the Hestia grant. “Hestia –  Impulse for Refugees in Science” is a pilot programme to fund…

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ERC consolidator grant Ellen Hamaker

One of our PIs, professor Ellen Hamaker (WP4) was awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council. The two million euro grant supports the consolidation of an independent research group over a period of 5 years. On the Utrecht University website, Ellen explains what she intends to do with the grant. She will…

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CID autumn meeting 2019

More than 50 members of our research community met up to hear about each others research and ideas at the halfyearly CID meeting on 14 November 2019. The CIDyoung morning meeting set the tone. During several rounds of table discussions, 28 PhDs and postdocs talked about common research topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. The plenary…

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First CIDyoung meeting

by Mara van der Meulen, Anoek Sluiter-Oerlemans and Katerina Kalamari Following up on an inspiring brainstorm session for the CIDyoung community, the first CIDyoung meeting on “Conducting longitudinal research with CID- examination of translational perspectives” successfully took place on the 14 November 2019. Our aim was to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences between researchers…

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Ine Beyens appointed assistant professor

Ine Beyens has been appointed assistant professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. Ine’s research focuses on the uses and effects of screen media among children and adolescents, and the role that parents play in shaping these effects. After completing her PhD at KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2015,…

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Eye-tracking in developmental research – the good, the bad and the ugly

It’s a wrap for Roy Hessels (Postdoc Utrecht University Experimental Psychology and Developmental Psychology). His paper was the first accepted to the CID special issue in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN). Roy and colleague Ignace Hooge describe why eye-tracking is an excellent tool to study early development (the good). But how invalid conclusions may be drawn…

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