Sanne de Wit

Curriculum Vitae

In 2004 I started my bachelor study in Biomedical Science, which I completed in 2007. Because of my clinical interests in brain diseases, I continued with the master Neuroscience at the VU University Amsterdam. After doing research at the Department of Neurology at the VU medical center Amsterdam and the Department of Psychology at the Hospital for Sick children in Toronto, Canada, I completed my M.Sc. in Neuroscience (specialisation: preclinical neurosciences) in August 2009.

In September 2009 I started as PhD student at NICHE. 

Current Research Projects

The focus of my PhD project is to identify neurobiological predictors in adolescents at risk of developing psychosis. This is achieved by a longitudinal case-control study using structural MRI measures. Furthermore, psychiatric interviews and questionnaires were included and a genetic screening was performed to analyze the effect of candidate risk genes for psychosis on brain structure. The study is now finished and results are being analyzed.