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B.C.M. Haarman

Psychiatrist / Researcher / Head of Program for Mood and Anxiety disorders
B.C.M. Haarman
+31 50 361 2367 (Secretariat Research)
+31 50 361 4547 (Secretariat Depression Ward)

Bartholomeus Cornelius Maria (Benno) Haarman (1978) is a Researcher at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and a Psychiatrist and Head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program of the Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen. Before obtaining his psychiatry license in 2012, he took his residency training in psychiatry at this hospital.

From October 2008 until March 2017 he performed his PhD-candidacy under the supervision of Prof. Willem Nolen, Prof. Hemmo Drexhage, Dr. Rixt Riemersma–Van der Lek and Dr. Huib Burger at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

His research focuses on the pathophysiological mechanisms of bipolar disorder with an emphasis on neuroinflammation. He participated in the MOODINFLAME study, where he coordinated the inclusion of the bipolar cohort, performed a combined positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging study and analyzed monocyte gene expression. On March 1, 2017 he obtained his PhD-degree with highest honor.

His publications include articles on the first neuroinflammation position emission tomography study in bipolar disorder and on the association between monocyte gene expression and specific psychiatric symptomatology in bipolar disorder, using a novel approach. This last publication earned him the Samuel Gershon award of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (2013).

Benno graduated from his medical studies with great honor in 2006 at the University Antwerp, Belgium. While studying medicine, he performed his master thesis on the topic of microvascular compression of the cochleovestibular nerve in the neurosurgery department of the Antwerp University Hospital, under the supervision of Prof. Dirk de Ridder. He also obtained his teaching certificate in biology.

Last modified:04 July 2017 12.04 p.m.

Contact information

Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
The Netherlands

Department of Psychiatry, Entrance 32

+31 50 361 2367 (Secretariat Research)
+31 50 361 4547 (Secretariat Depression Ward)