Organisation

2020
- reporter and member of the end monitoring committee of project H2020-FET-OPEN-686841-MAGNEURON funded by the EU H2020 programme for research and innovation, REA-Research Executive Agency, EC-EU, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, February 28 (2020)

2019
- Remote Fast Track Ethical reviews on 6 projects of Innovation Grants, topic Health, EU H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020, Brussels, January & June 2019

2018
- Member monitoring committee of the progress of project H2020-FET-OPEN-686841-MAGNEURON funded by the EU H2020 programme for research and innovation, REA-Research Executive Agency, EC-EU, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, September 19 (2018)
- Remote ethics reviewer for Fast Track to Innovation Grant Preparations under EU panel topic HEALTH, Brussels, December 2018 (2 projects)

2017
- Reviewer at meeting of first year's progress of project H2020-FET-OPEN-686841-MAGNEURON funded by the EU H2020 programme for research and innovation, REA-Research Executive Agency, EC-EU, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, March 7 (2017)

2016

- Expert Evaluator & Rapporteur in the Remote Ethics Assessment of 6 proposals submitted under the calls H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016, H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017 and ERC Advanced Grant 2015, DG Research & Innovation, EC Ethics and Research Integrity Sector, EC EU, Brussels (6 projects)

2014
- Remote reviewer Call 2015 'Novel ideas for radically new technologies' (H2020-FETOPEN-2015), Research Executive Agency, EC EU, Brussels (3 projects)

2013
- Remote reviewer Call 2014 'Novel ideas for radically new technologies' (H2020-FETOPEN-2014), Research Executive Agency, EC EU, Brussels (4 projects)

2012
- Co-organizer exhibition “The beautifull Brain”, Discovery Center Continium, Heerlen and University Medical Center of the University of Maastricht

2011
- Ambassador of NAP (Nieuw Amsterdams Peil), Initiative of the Amsterdam Tourist and Congress Bureau, Council of Amsterdam (till 2017)
- Member of the review panel LABEX 2011( Laboratories of Excellence) of the ANR, Paris, France, January 11-13 (2011)

2010
- Local organiser/coordinator of the FENS Forum 2010 Amsterdam (under auspices of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, Berlin), RAI Amsterdam, 3-7 July, 2010 (6300 participants)

2008
- Co-organizer Brain Awareness Week Nederland 2008 (national event) March 10-16 (2008)
- Member of founding group “Het Breinhuis”, Utrecht
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), Berlin (till 2011)

2007
- Organizer Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Nederland 2007, including WOMEN Inc. manifestation “Hersenen M/V, feiten en fictie over het vrouwelijk brein” in Amsterdam, Asko/Palinxck concert “Bovenkamermuziek” in Amsterdam and “Neurowetenschappers op School” (national event), March 14-20 (2007)
- Member organizing committee 16th Summer School for Brain Research, 'Plasticity in the adult brain: from genes to neurotherapy', Amsterdam, August 25-28, 2008

2006
- Member of the Council of Recommendation of the 16th Medical Interfaculty Congress “Het brein ontrafeld”, Delft, March 4, 2006
- Chairman Organizing Committee FENS Forum 2010 Amsterdam, RAI Amsterdam, 3-7 July, 2010 (6300 participants) (till 2011)
- Chairman of the Ethical Review Board and Member of the Executive Board of CliniGene (EC program), Paris (till 2007)
- Program advisor 'Brainspotting', a multi-cultural event about the brain, Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam, December 8-10, 2006 (organized by Culture Factory and Rathenau Institute, Amsterdam)
- Co-organizer HersenPublieksdag 'Hersenschade en herstel', Jaarbeursgebouw, Utrecht, October 5, 2006

2005
- Organizer of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Network of European CNS Transplantation And Restoration (NECTAR), Amsterdam, December 8-10, 2005
- Member of Fact Finding Mission of the European Technology and Investment Research Center, Haarlem on research of peptide therapies as investigated in the
Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, Saint Petersburg and the Institute of Biological Medicine (IBMED), Moscow, June 8-11 (2005)
- Member Advisory Committee “Meetings of Minds”, Rathenau Institute, Den Haag
- Member of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) (till 2007)
- President of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting, Doorwerth, June 6-9, 2006

2004
- Member of the IBRO Council (till 2010)
- Member Program Council of the Dutch Program on Tissue Engineering (DPTE) (till 2008)
- Member of the scientific program committee Congress of the European Tissue Engineering Society (ETES), Rotterdam, October 8-11, 2006
- President of the Dutch Neurofederation (till 2007)
- Vice-president of the organizing committee of the Fourth Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting / Nineth Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, May 31-June 3, 2005

2003
- Member of the National Committee ‘Tissues and Cells’ (ad-hoc advisory group on the issues of safety on the use of human cells), Ministery of Health, Den Haag
- Local organizer of the 14th NECTAR meeting, Amsterdam, December 4-6, 2003
- Organizer scientific program Publieksdag Hersenstichting Nederland “Hersenaandoeningen, wat is genetisch bepaald?”, Utrecht, 9 October, 2003
- Coordinator Theme Nervous System of the ICES-KIS /Bsik Dutch Program on Tissue Engineering (DPTE) ‘Weefsel op maat’ (‘Tissue on demand’) (till 2005
- Member of the organizing committee of the Third Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting / Eight Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, June 1-4, 2004
- Member Working Group ‘Intervening in the Psyche”, European Academy, Ahrweiler, Germany (till 2007)

2002
- Organizer Neurofederation Autumn Symposium “Stem cells of and stem cells for the brain”, 16 December 2002 (with P. Lucassen, SILS, Univ. of Amsterdam, Amsterdam)
- Organizer of the 13th NECTAR meeting, Amsterdam, December 12-14, 2002
- Chairman of the organizing committee of the Second Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting / Seventh Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, June 2-5, 2003

2001
- Member of the organizing committee of the Sixth Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting / First Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting, Doorwerth, June 4-7, 2002
- Member of the Committee of the Dutch Health Council on “Stem cells for transplantation purposes” (till 2002)
- Secretary Dutch Neurofederation (till 2004)

2000
- Member of the organizing committee of the 22nd International Summer School for Brain Research ‘Plasticity in the adult brain, from genes to neurotherapy’, Amsterdam, August 20-24, 2001
- Member of the organizing committee of the Fifth Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, June 5-7, 2001

1999
- Webmaster Dutch Neurofederation (www.neurofederatie.nl) (till 2007)
- Member of the organizing committee of the Fourth Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, June 5-7, 2000
- Member organisation committee of the ‘Jan Swammerdam lectures’ of the Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam (till 2000)

1998
- Organizer 10th NECTAR meeting, Amsterdam, December 4-6, 1998
- President of the organizing committee Third Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, June 2-4, 1999

1997
- Member of the board of the Dutch Neurofederation (till 2007)
- Member of the organizing committee Second Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, June 3-5, 1998

1996
- Organizer Post-EANM Symposium “Cardiac imaging of heart failure”, Amsterdam, September 20, 1996 (with E.A. van Royen, Dept. Nuclear Medicin, AMC, Amsterdam)
- Co-organizer First Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, June 2-4, 1997
- Organizer 8th General NECTAR meeting, Amsterdam, October 25-27, 1996

1995
- Coordinator NWO group “Functional Neuronal Systems” (with H.J. Groenewegen, Dept. Neuroanatomy, Free University, Amsterdam) (till 1996)

1994
- Organizer 6th General NECTAR meeting, Amsterdam, October 28-30, 1994 (with A. Björklund, Dept. Medical Cell Research, University of Lund, Lund)
- Member of the EC Working Group Human Embryo & Foetus Protection (HEF), Brussels (till 1998)
- Coordinator NWO-MW group Functional Neuronal Systems (with H.J. Groenewegen, Department of Anatomy, Free University, Amsterdam) (till 1997)

1993
- Organizer of symposium "Advances in human brain imaging", Amsterdam, April 2, 1993 (with E.A. van Royen, Dept. Nuclear Medicine, AMC, Amsterdam)

1991
- Member of the board of the Network of European CNS Transplantation And Regeneration (NECTAR) (till 1996)
- Chairman subcommittee of NECTAR on "Ethical guidelines in experimental and clinical neurotransplantation" (till 1998)

1990
- Organizer of satellite symposium of the CINP on "Functional neuroteratology of short-term exposure of drugs", Tokyo, September 16-18, 1990 (with T. Fujii, Dept. of Pharmacology, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan)
- Member of the organizing committee of the Jan van Manen Symposium on "Parkinson's disease, treatments and perspectives", Amsterdam, March 15, 199
- Member of founding committee of the Network of European CNS Transplantation And Regeneration (NECTAR)
- Chairman of NWO group "Development and aging of the brain and behaviour" (till 1992)

1989
- Member of the organizing committee of the 7th International Catecholamine Symposium, Amsterdam, June 22-26, 1992
- Initiator/leader of national workgroup on "Parkinsonism and Transplantation" (with H. Steinbusch, Pharmacology, VU, Amsterdam and J. van Manen, Neurology, AMC, Amsterdam) (till 1992)

1988
- Member of the organizing committee of the first MEDIGON Neuroscience Meeting, Veldhoven, December 1-2, 1989

1987
- Secretary of the MEDIGON group "Development and Aging of Brain and Behavior" (till 1990)
- Member of the organizing committee of the 15th Int. Summer School of Brain Research "Neurochemistry of functional neuroteratology; permanent effects of chemicals on the developing brain", Amsterdam, August 31-September 4, 1987

1986
- Member of International programme committee of Schmitt Neurological Sciences symposium on "Transplantation into the mammalian CNS", Rochester, NY, USA, Jue 30-July 4, 1987

1985
- Organizer of symposium "Regeneration and grafting of brain tissue". Dutch Federation Meeting, Amsterdam (with H. Steinbusch, Pharmacology, VU, Amsterdam)

1984
- Organizer of symposium "Clinical applications of neuropeptides; potentialities and limitations", Dutch Federation Meeting, Rotterdam

1983
- Dutch representative in the organizing committee of the British Dutch Endocrine Meeting, Leeds, 1984

1981
- Member of the board of the Netherlands Society of Endocrinology (till 1989)
- President of the organizing committee of the VIIIth Dutch British Endocrine Meeting, Noordwijkerhout, 1982

1979
- Organizer of EMBO practival course "Immunocytochemistry and its application in brain research", Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, May 27-30, 1980 (with D.F. Swaab, NIBR, Amsterdam)
- Member of the organizing committee of the 11th Int. Summer School of Brain Research 'Adaptive Capabilities of the Nervous System', Amsterdam, August 13-17, 1980

1977
- Member of the organizing committee of the VIIth Dutch British Endocrine Meeting, Maastricht, August 30-September 2, 1978
- Organizer of postacademic course on "Neurosecretion", Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, August 8-12, 1977 (with D.F. Swaab, NIBR, Amsterdam)

1976
- Organizer of symposium "Neurosecretie" under the auspices of the Dutch Society for Cell Biology, Amsterdam, 1976