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VAN DER FLIER Wiesje (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 has worked since 2004. She studied neuropsychology at the University of Utrecht. In addition, she is a 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 Flier's main research areas are phenotypical heterogeneity, early diagnosis and the role of vascular factors in Alzheimer’s disease. She is PI on the ABIDE project, which studies translation of scientific knowledge on diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to daily clinical practice. Together with colleague Philip Scheltens, she has written a book, "het Alzheimermysterie", for the general public, which was published in 2015.



Last Updated: Wednesday 17 July 2019