Pre-conference workshop Flux 2022
In September, we organised the flux pre-conference workshop " The Developmental Neuroscience Cycle: from research design to societal impact" in Paris.
When conducting developmental neuroscience research, we all face similar challenges, but these difficulties are rarely reflected in our scientific papers. Questions such as, how to balance between the perfect research design and feasibility? How to manage the data in such a way that it is open and safe? How to translate science to a broader public without being too unnuanced?
Pre-pandemically, these kinds of experiences were sometimes shared at the coffee machine or during lunch, but in current times we often have to solve these challenges in solitude.
During this one-day preconference workshop, we wanted to reflect upon several challenges (and opportunities!) that we have experienced in running longitudinal studies. Together with the Flux community, we had interactive discussions on what practical, logistical, and creative solutions we as developmental neuroscientists have for the challenges we concur in our research field.
Read all about our pre-conference workshop in this blog.
VNOP Dissertation Award 2022
On Wednesday, May 25, I received the Dutch Association of Developmental Psychology (VNOP) dissertation prize for my research on social emotion regulation in children.
The jury stated: "Her doctoral research is impressive. Not only in terms of the number of participants and the range of methods used, but also in terms of the innovative insights she describes in her research. Moreover, it is developmental psychology pur-sang, using a longitudinal design and combining the contribution of genes and environment in studying social emotion regulation."
L-CID Symposium at OHBM 2022
Our Leiden-CID symposium was selected for the Organisation of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) meeting in Glasgow! The symposium included 4 speakers that presented their recent work based on data collected with the Leiden-CID study.
Open Science Award 2021
I am excited to share that I was one of the winners of the Convergence Health and Technology Open Research Awards 2021, which was a collaborative effort between the Convergence Alliance, Rotterdam R.I.O.T. Science Club, Open Science Community Rotterdam, and Open Science Community Delft.
These awards are aimed at rewarding researchers who are adopting open research practices in healthcare and technology. Open research practices improve transparency, openness, reproducibility, and replicability, essential to achieving quality research.
DNM PhD Thesis Prize 2021
On June 10, I received the prize for best dissertation from the Dutch Neurofederation, the network of Dutch neuroscientists, for my thesis 'Like me, ore else...'. Achterberg obtained her doctorate cum laude from the Gravitation Program 'Samen Uniek' of the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID.