Manon Benders

Benders

Dr. Manon Benders

  • stroke
  • developmental disorders
  • environmental risks
  • translational research
  • structure and connections
  • from research to care
telefoon
+31 88 7575403
email
m.benders@umcutrecht.nl
 
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Biography

Manon Benders obtained her PhD degree in Leiden (1999, Prof. Margot van der Bor). She was qualified as a Pediatrician-Neonatologist since 2006, and has been a consultant neonatologist in the Wilhelmina Children’s hospital of the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since april 2014 she is working part-time as a senior clinical lecturer, King’s college London and honary consultant in Neonatology at Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
Before she did a junior research fellowship on cerebral ultrasound (Prof. dr. F. Walther) in UCLA in 1997, USA and a senior neonatal neurology research fellowship on neonatal neuro-imaging at University of Geneva (Prof. dr. P.S. Hüppi) in 2006-2007. 
Manon is supervising in total 14 PhD students and clinical research fellows, working on national and international research projects, focusing on perinatal neuro-imaging evaluating brain development and neuro-protective and -regenerative strategies.
Manon is currently chair of the Dutch/Flemish Neonatal Neurology society.

Research line and group

Research line
Perinatal Neuro-imaging: evaluating brain development and neuroprotective and neuroregenerative strategies
Number of PhD students
N=14

Most recent key publications

  • Benders M, Palmu K, Menache C, Borradori-Tolsa C, Lazeyras F, Sizonenko S, Dubois J, Vanhatalo S, Hüppi PS. Early Brain Activity Relates to Subsequent Brain Growth in Premature Infants. Cereb Cortex. 2014 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24867393.
  • van den Heuvel MP, Kersbergen KJ, de Reus MA, Keunen K, Kahn RS, Groenendaal F, de Vries LS, Benders M. The Neonatal Connectome During Preterm Brain Development. Cereb Cortex. 2014 May 15. pii: bhu095. [Epub ahead of print] PubMedPMID: 24833018.
  • Benders M, van der Aa NE, Roks M, van Straaten HL, Isgum I, Viergever MA, Groenendaal F, de Vries LS, van Bel F. Feasibility and safety of erythropoietin for neuroprotection after perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar;164(3):481-486.
  • Benders M, van der Aa NE, Roks M, van Straaten HL, Isgum I, Viergever MA, Groenendaal F, de Vries LS, van Bel F. Feasibility and safety of erythropoietin for neuroprotection after perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar;164(3):481-486.
  • Dubois J, Benders M, Cachia A, Lazeyras F, Ha-Vinh Leuchter R, Sizonenko SV, Borradori-Tolsa C, Mangin JF, Hüppi PS. Mapping the early cortical foldingprocess in the preterm newborn brain. Cereb Cortex. 2008 Jun;18(6):1444-54