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prof. dr. J.D.A. Olivier

Adjunct Professor
prof. dr. J.D.A. Olivier
E-mail:
j.d.a.olivier rug.nl

Date of birth: 04-04 1978

URL for web site:  www.rug.nl/staff/j.d.a.olivier/

Research gate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jocelien_Olivier

Linked-in: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jocelien-olivier/15/245/667

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Education                                                                                                                        

Doctorate

  • Doctorate: 27 November 2008, Psychoneuropharmacology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. PhD thesis: Phenotyping the serotonin transporter knockout rat: a behavioural, pharmacological and physiological approach. A new animal model of human serotonergic disorders.
  • Aug 2000 – Aug 2002 Master in Medical Biology, Faculty Earth and Life Science, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Aug 1995 – Aug 2000 Bachelor in Zoology, Hogeschool van Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands

 

Relevant courses

2016   Leadership Training for Young Researchers (6 days course)

2013   Supervising PhD students, Uppsala University, Sweden (3 week course)

2013   Academic teaching, Uppsala University, Sweden (5 week course)

2013   Supervising at doctoral level, Uppsala University, Sweden (1 day course)

2012   Supervising at doctoral level, Uppsala University, Sweden (1 day course)

2010   FELASA C: Legislation and Ethics in Animal Research, Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2 day-course)

2009   Behavioral pharmacology course, European Summer School for Whole Animal Pharmacology, Oss, The Netherlands (1 week course)

2006   Academic writing, Dutch Scientific organization, The Hague, The Netherlands (2-day course)

1998   Laboratory Animal Science course (in compliance with the Dutch Law on Animal Experimentation, catch 9), University Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands (3 week course)

 

Positions and Honors                                        

2016-now           Chair-elect Dutch Neuroscience (chair in 2017)

2015-now           Coordinator Neurobiology, GELIFES, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

2014-now           Assistant Prof. Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurobiology, GELIFES, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

2011-2014           Assistant Prof., Centre for Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

2012-2014           Postdoc, Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Sweden.

2010-2012           Postdoc, Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

2009-2010           Postdoc, Molecular Animal Physiology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

2008-2009           Project leader in organizing post Bachelor programs, Centrum voor Natuur & Techniek, Hogeschool Utrecht, the Netherlands.

2007-2009           Lecturer Zoology, Institute of Life Sciences and Chemistry, the Netherlands.

2003-2008           PhD student, Dept. Psychoneuropharmacology, Radboud University, the Netherlands.

 

 

 

Grants and awards

 

Grants

Grant type

Funding agency

Time-frame

Total sum

NARSAD young investigator (PI)

Brain & Behavior research foundation (US)

2017-2018

€ 66.500

PhD student & Bench fee (PI)

University of Groningen (NL)

2016-2020

€ 220.000

Research grant (co-PI)

Nordic Health Foundation (NO)

2016-2018

€ 177.500

Honorary Scholarship (PI)

University of Groningen (NL)

2015

€     4.500

Marie Sklodowska-Curie IF (PI)

European Union

2015-2017

€ 177.599

Dobberke foundation grant (PI)

Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (NL)

2014-2015

€     4.575

Research grant (PI)

The Swedish Society of Medicine (SE)

2014-2015

€   30.750

Project research grant (co-PI)

Swedish Research Council (SE)

2013-2015

€ 229.000

Research grant (PI)

The Swedish Society of Medicine (SE)

2013-2014

€   18.000

Research grant (PI)

Karolinska Institute Founder (SE)

2013-2014

€     2.900

Young Investigator grant (PI)

Uppsala University (SE)

2013-2014

€   16.350

Söderström-Königska (PI)

The Swedish Society of Medicine (SE)

2012-2013

€   14.200

Research grant (PI)

Karolinska Institute Founder (SE)

2012-2013

€     4.600

Project research grant (co-PI)

Swedish Research Council (SE)

2011-2013

€ 261.600

Research grant (PI)

Karolinska Institute Founder (SE)

2011-2012

€   16.000

 

Awards

1st Poster prize at the “Tissue and Motion and Developmental Biology for Regenerative Medicine” meeting, Lidingö, Sweden (2011).

3 Travel awards to attend conferences from Federation of European Neuroscience Society,

European Behavioral European Society and IOP Genomics (Total: €1.700).

 

Supervision

PhD students

Start 2017        Laura Staal, University of Groningen (main supervisor)

2016-present    Diana Carolina Esquivel Franco, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico/ University of Groningen, the Netherlands (main supervisor).

2015-present    Anouschka Ramsteijn, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (main supervisor)

2015-present    Danielle Houwing, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (main supervisor)

2014-present    Åsa Edvinsson, Uppsala University, Sweden (co-supervisor).

Sept-Nov 2014  Alana Oakly, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (co-supervisor).

2013-2015        Helena Kaihola, Uppsala University, Sweden. Defense date: 28 May 2015 (co-supervisor).

 

Undergraduate students

2003-present    Supervision over 40 Master and Bachelor students.

 

Teaching activities

2016-ongoing   Coordinator of the course imaging techniques (BSc & Msc), Groningen University, the Netherlands.

2016-ongoing   Co-coordinator of the course nutrition, development and cognition (MSc), Groningen University, the Netherlands.

2016-ongoing    Co-coordinator of the course The Neuroendocrine Basis of Behaviour (MSc), Groningen University, the Netherlands.

Aug 2016        Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience, 1-week summerschool in translational animal models in neuroscience.

2015-ongoing    Teaching undergraduate students in Advanced Psychopathology and in Endocrinology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2014-ongoing    Teaching at Groningen University, the Netherlands. Courses: Neuroscience (BSc); Behavioural neuroscience (BSc), Research course Behavioral biology (BSc); Psychobiology (BSc); Research course Neuroscience (BSc); Behavioral Pharmacology (MSc), Neurobiology of aging

2014                Lecturer in on-line course sex and gender medicine, Karolinksa Institute, Sweden.

2011-2014        Postgraduate course on gender differences in depression, Centre for Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

2012-2013        Coordinator and teacher of the course sex and gender, Uppsala University, Sweden.

2009                Organization and teaching a behavioral pharmacology course (14 weeks), Hogeschoo Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

Organization of scientific meetings

2016-now     Chair-elect Annual Dutch Neuroscience Meeting, The Netherlands (chair in 2018)

June 2016     Chair of session in the DN2016 meeting, The Netherlands. Title: Early life exposure to drug and nutrition: effects on brain and behavior

2015-now     Organization of monthly seminars for the Neurobiology group, GELIFES, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

2014-now     Member of the organizing committee of the Annual Dutch Neuroscience meeting, the Netherlands.  

2013           Member of the organizing committee of the symposium ‘Sex, Drugs and Medical Devices III, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

2012-2014   Initiator of monthly seminars for the Centre of Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institute.

2008           Organization of a symposium: Serotonin in Translational Perspective, University Utrecht, the                      Netherlands.

 

Institutional responsibilities/commissions of trust

2014-present    Member of the Thinktank of the research school behavioural and cognitive Neurosciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

2016-present    Member of the education committee of the research school behavioural and cognitive Neurosciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

2016-present    Tutor for Bachelor students, University of Groninegen, the Netherlands.

2014                Part of the Ph.D defense board and member of the reading committee of dr. Jiun Youn, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Board Memberships

2012-2013           Board member of Centre for Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

2001-2003           Board member of the Dutch association for biomedical technicians, the Netherlands.

2000-2004           President of the board of the alumni society ”Association for laboratorial engineers Utrecht”, the Netherlands.

1998-1999           Vice President of the board of the student association “Uranymus”, Hogeschool Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

Memberships of scientific societies

Dutch Neuroscience, The Swedish society of Medicine, The Society for Neuroscience, Federation of European Neurosciences, The European Behavioural Pharmacology Society, The Netherlands Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Royal Dutch Zoological Society.

 

Invited presentations

 Nov 2016            What about serotonin course for Psychiatrists, Vlieland, “Serotonin during development”

Nov 2016             Reproductive origins of Adult Health and disease meeting, “For Better or Worse? Antenatal Depression and Antidepressant Use during pregnancy, UMC Groningen, the Netherlands

Aug 2016              Special guest lecture. “Translational animal models in Neuroscience for anxiety and depression”, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Nov 2015             Reproductive origins of Adult Health and disease symposium, “Antidepressants during pregnancy”, UMC Groningen, the Netherlands

April 2015            GELIFES symposium, Groningen University, the Netherlands, ‘Antidepressant use during pregnancy, for better or worse?’

July 2014             Key note lecturer at symposium of the research school of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, Groningen University, the Netherlands. ‘The impact of Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors intake during pregnancy.’

March 2014          Symposium: a life full serotonin, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. ‘Antidepressant treatment during pregnancy: the impact of serotonin in the developing brain.’

May 2013             Foreign Student Information day, Uppsala University, Sweden. ‘The effect of antidepressant use during pregnancy in animal models.’

Nov 2012             Symposium on BASIC studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. ‘Fluoxetine exposure during pregnancy in rats.’          

Feb 2012             Seminar Centre for Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, ‘Fluoxetine administration to pregnant rats has long-term consequences for the offspring.’

Oct 2011              10 year anniversary Centre for Gender Medicine symposium, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. ‘Antidepressant treatment during pregnancy, for better or worse?’

June 2011            Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting, Doorwerth, the Netherlands. ‘Fluoxetine administration to pregnant rats increases anxiety-related behavior in the offspring.’

Oct 2009              Figon Dutch Medicines days, Lunteren, the Netherlands. ‘The paradoxical effects of age-dependent exposure to Prozac.’

June 2006           Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting, Doorwerth, the Netherlands.Serotonin transporter knockout rat as a new model for depression.’

June 2006           Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting, Doorwerth, the Netherlands.Phenotypical characteristics of rats with a dysfunctional dopamine D1 receptor induced by ENU mutagenesis.’

Last modified:08 April 2020 10.28 a.m.

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Job title:
Assistant Professor