Rachel Brouwer

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Dr. Rachel Brouwer

  • genetic risks
  • environmental risks
  • structure and connections
telefoon
+31 88 75 57106
email
r.m.brouwer-4@umcutrecht.nl

Biography

Rachel Brouwer obtained her PhD in the field of mathematics under supervision of Prof. J. van den Berg, at the Center of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2005. The title of her PhD was “Percolation, forest-fires andRachel Brouwer obtained her PhD in the field of mathematics under supervision of Prof. J. van den Berg, at the Center of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2005. The title of her PhD was “Percolation, forest-fires and monomer-dimers, or the hunt for self-organized criticality”.

Since april 2006, she is working in the Department of Psychiatry of the University Medical Center Utrecht, were she is senior researcher on the BrainSCALE project, a longitudinal twin study into healthy development of brain and cognition during puberty, and the genetic and environmental components that influence this development. She is involved in the twin studies of the department, and in development of post-processing of MRI data and its statistical analysis. monomer-dimers, or the hunt for self-organized criticality”.

 

Research line and group

Research line
BrainSCALE project
Number of PhD students
N=2

Personal fellowships and awards

  • Kleine subsidie Hersenstichting (2010)

Most recent key publications

  • Koenis MM, Brouwer RM, van Baal GC, van Soelen IL, Peper JS, van Leeuwen M, Delemarre-van de Waal HA, Boomsma DI, Hulshoff Pol HE (2013): Longitudinal study of hormonal and physical development in twins. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Mar;98(3):E518-27. do
  • van Soelen IL, Brouwer RM, van Baal GC, Schnack HG, Peper JS, Chen L, Kahn RS, Boomsma DI, Pol HE (2013): Heritability of volumetric brain changes and height in children entering puberty. Hum Brain Map Mar;34(3):713-25.
  • Brouwer RM, Mandl RCW, Schnack HG, van Soelen ILC, van Baal GC, Peper JS, Kahn RS, Boomsma DI, Hulshoff Pol HE (2012), White matter development in early puberty: a longitudinal volumetric and diffusion tensor imaging twin study, PLoS One, 7(4):e32316. Epu
  • van Soelen ILC, Brouwer RM, van Baal GCM, Schnack HG, Peper JS, Collins DL, Evans A, Kahn RS, Boomsma DI, Hulshoff Pol (2012): Genetic influences on thinning of the cerebral cortex during development. NeuroImage Feb 15;59(4):3871-80.
  • Brouwer RM, Hulshoff Pol HE, Schnack HG (2010) Segmentation of MRI brain scans using non-uniform partial volume densities. Neuroimage, Jan 1;49(1):467-77.