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Wiesje van der Flier (Netherlands)


Wiesje van der Flier (1975) is full professor and head of clinical research at the Alzheimer center of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she works since 2004. She studied neuropsychology at the University of Utrecht. In addition, she is clinical epidemiologist. She is head of the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort, an ongoing memory-clinic based cohort including over 6000 patients with deep phenotyping (MRI, EEG, CSF biomarkers, and PET) and linked biobank (blood, DNA, CSF). The Amsterdam Dementia Cohort is at the basis of many of the studies performed at the VUmc Alzheimer center. Van der Flier has been (co)promotor of 20 theses and is currently supervising ~10 PhD projects. Van der Fliers main research areas are phenotypical heterogeneity, early diagnosis and the role of vascular factors in Alzheimer’s disease. Together with colleague Philip Scheltens, she has recently written a book,het Alzheimermysterie, which was published by the Arbeiderspers.



Last Updated: Thursday 09 March 2017