Barbara Franke#

Barbara Franke
Email:b.franke 'at'
Membership Number:4108
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Leader of the Radboudumc Research Theme Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • 2012 – present Full Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, Radboudumc
  • 2011 – 2015 Official leader of the Plasticity & Memory Theme of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
  • 2009 – 2011 Associate Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, Radboudumc
  • 2003 – 2008 Assistant Professor in Genetics of Multifactorial Diseases, Department of Human Genetics and Department of Psychiatry, Radboudumc
  • 2001–present Head of the Research Lab for Multifactorial Diseases, Department of Human Genetics, Radboudumc
  • 1999 – 2001 Postdoc project, Department of Human Genetics, Radboudumc
  • 1995 – 1999 Doctorate study (PhD), University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Laboratory for Physiological Chemistry (Thesis: Rap and Ral in platelet signaling, 22-04-1999; promotors Prof. Dr. J.L. Bos and Prof. Dr. J.W. Akkerman)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Human genetics
  • Multifactorial genetics
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Neuro-development
  • ADHD and autism
  • Neuro-imaging genetics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Bio-informatics
  • Cognomics

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 NWO Vici personal grant, the largest personal career award in science in The Netherlands (1.5 M€)
  • 2013 Hermesdorf prize International Award of Radboud University for media coverage of research in 2012
  • 2012 NWO Aspasia premium for excellent women in science (150 K€)
  • 2007 Affymetrix Power Award
  • 2007 Topcentre for Genetic and Metabolic Diseases (TGM) of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre: Lustrum award for research and teaching activities

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