Van Tol, Prof. Marie-José
Marie-José van Tol is an Associate Professor of Mood & Cognition and works at the Cognitive Neuroscience Centre of the Faculty of Medical Sciences/UMCG. Her research focuses on disentangling the countless factors that make people susceptible to depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal tendencies, schizophrenia, and other serious psychiatric disorders. She aims to improve the treatment and prevention of mental problems by, for example, finding ways of predicting which treatment will work best for which groups of people.
Van Tol studied Psychology at Utrecht University and was awarded a PhD by Leiden University. After having been awarded a PhD, Van Tol joined Prof. André Aleman's Cognitive Neuropsychiatry research group (UMCG), where she studied the mechanisms of neurostimulative treatment for apathy in people with schizophrenia.
Van Tol is also chair of the Young Academy Groningen. The Young Academy is an initiative of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and provides a platform for researchers who obtained their PhD less than ten years ago. In her role as chair, Van Tol aims to create a more balanced and healthy academic climate in the Netherlands. In doing so she strives to increase the societal recognition of young scientists. Within the Young Academy, she has also committed herself to the Internationalization track as well as to the cause of at-risk-scholars.
Van Tol was one of the founders of the Young Academy Groningen at the UG in 2016 and she has dedicated herself to drawing a wider audience to academia.
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