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Aniko Korosi (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam) and Tessa Roseboom (Institute Reproduction and Development Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology Women’s and Children's clinic, Amsterdam Medical Centre) have been awarded an Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) grant of €250,000 for their project ‘The role of fat metabolism and nutritional status in early-life-stress-induced cognitive impairments: an interdisciplinary study using animal experimental and human observational data.' This grant will fund a postdoctoral position for 2 years.

With this grant Prof. Roseboom and dr Korosi aim to test whether early-life stress (ES) leads to short- and long-term metabolic and nutritional alterations in mice and humans and whether such changes are associated with stress and impairments in hippocampal plasticity and cognitive function. This study will open new avenues for translation towards peripheral, for example nutritional, interventions.

Amsterdam Brain and Cognition centre

The Brain and Cognition research priority programme of the UvA, ABC, provides funding to promote innovative and excellent research in the area of brain and cognitive sciences. The aim is to promote interdisciplinary research and to provide opportunities for collaboration with outstanding (inter)national researchers. The Amsterdam Brain and Cognition centre serves as a platform and community for cognitive scientists interested in a wide range of Cognitive Science topics, ranging from perception to memory, decision-making, language and logic.