Barbara Franke#

Barbara Franke
Membership Number:4108
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2014 - present Leader of the Radboud Research Theme Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • 2012 - present Full Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, Radboud
  • 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, Radboud
  • 2003 - 2008 Assistant Professor in Genetics of Multifactorial Diseases, Department of Human Genetics and Department of Psychiatry, Radboud
  • 2001 - present Head of the Research Lab for Multifactorial Diseases, Department of Human Genetics, Radboud
  • 1999 - 2001 Postdoc project, Department of Human Genetics, Radboud
  • 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
  • 2020 Expertscape Top-10 expert on ADHD:
  • 2019 Honorary Skou Professorship at the Faculty of Health of Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2019 Royal award of Knighthood in the Order of the Netherlands Lion for excellent scientific work in psychiatry, especially ADHD
  • 2019 Honorary Adjunct Professorship at Medical Faculty of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 2019 Clarivate Highly Cited 2018 list (top 1% most highly cited researchers; cross-field category)
  • 2017 Elected to join the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2017 Elected to join the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities
  • 2015 Elected to join Academia Europaea
  • 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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