Consortium on Individual Development


Children communicating

Language and the developing brain

Thirty Utrecht-based researchers have been awarded a Veni-grant. Among them are Dr Ao Chen and Dr Sita ter Haar, who focus on speech and language development.

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Chantal Kemner

Research program (C. Kemner) from Utrecht nominated for Huibregtsen Prize 2016

The research programme How does a baby’s brain become social? by Professor of Biological Developmental Psychology Chantal Kemner has been nominated for the prestigious Huibregtsen Prize 2016. The prize is meant for recent research programmes that are both scientifically renewing and socially relevant. The Huibregtsen Prize Jury, which was presided over by KNAW President José…

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New CID factsheet

Download the newest factsheet here. For previous issues of CID factsheets, go to the factsheets archive.

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Eveline Crone

ERC Consolidator Grant 2016

Eveline Crone received an ERC Consolidator Grant. The grant will be used to study prosocial development during adolescence. For more information (in Dutch), please click here.

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Dissertation Karin Fikkers

Karin Fikkers defended her dissertation on Thursday, February 25 2016 at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The results of her thesis attracted attention in the media. “My dissertation shows that most teens don’t become more aggressive as a result of media violence exposure because of their social environment. For example, for adolescents growing up in…

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Minister visits Consortium

Jet Bussemaker, minister of Education, Culture and Science and Jos Engelen, chairman of the governing board of NWO met with four program leaders of gravitation programs coordinated by Utrecht University, with a visit to the Child Research Center Utrecht. Read more

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SAB meeting and Symposium 2015

On April 9 and 10, 2015 we organized our second Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting and CID symposium. On April 9, the Scientific Advisory Board and the Steering Committee discussed the progress of the consortium. Five members of the SAB were attending the meeting: Nick Martin (Queensland, Australia), Jay Belsky (Davis, U.S.A.), Mark Johnson (London,…

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Grants for CID PI’s

We are proud to anounce that two of our CID PI’s received prestigious grants: Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg received an ERC Advanced Grant for her project entitled “Father Trials: Hormonal and behavioral experiments on prenatal and postnatal parenting”. For more information (in Dutch), please click here. Furthermore, Eveline Crone received a VICI grant for her project entitled “The neural…

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CID kick off symposium

On October 11 the kick off meeting of the gravitation program Consortium on Individual Development (CID) has taken place. During the kick off, both oral and poster presentations showed the diversity of research within the thematic lines of CID. In total, approximately 150 people attended the kick off symposium, including three speakers from abroad and…

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