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Eveline Crone joins ERC Scientific Council

Professor Eveline Crone joined the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC) on 13 January.

The ERC’s mission is to promote scientific research in Europe. One way that it does this is by providing funds for excellent scientists. The Scientific Council is its governing body and is composed of 22 scholars.

"I find it incredibly inspiring to work on programmes that generate the most exciting and innovative research to come out of Europe."

Eveline Crone in short

Crone is Professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology at Leiden University. She is also a figurehead for the research route ‘NeuroLabNL: the ultimate living lab for brain, cognition and behavioural research’ within the Dutch National Research Agenda. She sat on the board of the Young Academy of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and has herself been the recipient of an ERC Consolidator Grant, for research into the social development of adolescents.

Second Dutch scholar

Crone is the second Dutch member of the Scientific Council: Martin Stokhof from the UvA joined last year. He has since become one of the vice-presidents of the Council, focusing on social sciences and humanities.

(Banner: still from the film Braintime at Leiden University: Discovering the developing brain)

Braintime: Discovering the developing brain

Braintime is a unique and ambitious research project, in which Eveline Crone tracked the brain development of almost 300 adolescents from 2001 to 2015. The project focused on learning, risk-taking and making friends. Watch the film.