About us

The Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN) is one of six research institutes of the Faculty of Science of Radboud University in Nijmegen. DCN is part of the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.

Visiting address

Huygens building room HG00.137, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


Would you like to get in touch with the Donders Centre for Neuroscience? Please send an e-mail to the management assistant, Marie-Louise Beenen (ml.beenen@donders.ru.nl) or give us a call, +31 24 36 53276 / +31 6 50829414.


DCN Board
Scientific Director
Prof. Erik Storkebaum
Erik Storkebaum
The director leads the institute and is involved in decisions regarding research, strategic planning and external relations and is accountable to the Dean of the Faculty of Science. The Director is a member of the DCN and is chosen after consultation of the Research Chairs for a period of four years. He or she is chairman of the DCN plenary staff.
Managing Director
Dr. Nina C. Vermeulen
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The Managing Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the institute. She is member of the DCN board and holder of the Finance portfolio

Section head Neurophysics
Prof. Ton Coolen
Ton Coolen
Represents Neurophysics research and education within DCN

Section head Neurobiology
Prof. Corette Wierenga
Corette Wierenga
Represents the Neurobiology research and education within DCN

Representative PhD/PostDoc
Sara Sebastiani MSc
Sara Sebastiani
Represents interests of PhDs and PostDocs within DCN

Management Assistants / secretarial support
Marie-Louise Beenen 
Donders Centre for Neuroscience
Section Neurobiology

Sandra Hendriks
Section Neurophysics
Sandra Hendriks

Lisan Rengers
Section Neurobiology
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Gerda van 't Spijker
Section Neurophysics
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