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Wouter Staal

Professor by Special Appointment of Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with the focus on the neurobiology, neurocognition and treatment of autism

Name
Prof.dr. W.G. Staal
Telephone
+31 71 527 8843
E-mail
w.g.staal@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

My research has a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and a strong translational character, integrating basic genetic and neuroimaging research with clinical interventions. My work at the Faculty of Social Sciences is closely related to my research position at the RadboudUMC, the Donders Institute and Karakter (the largest center for child- and adolescent psychiatry in the Netherlands).

More information about Wouter Staal

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Research by

As scholar, I am nationally and internationally recognized as expert on clinical assessment, neuroimaging, genetics and educational and pharmacological intervention studies in developmental disorders, in particular ASD. Important international collaborations exist with the Department of Pediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, the First Hospital of Jilin University, China and the Department of Human Genetics at UCLA (Prof. R.A. Ophoff). Nationally, a collaboration with the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (Prof. H. Swaab) has been initiated to study self-regulating abilities in early adulthood in high-functioning ASD.

Awards

  • 2006      Young Investigators presentation award, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
  • 2015      PI Award Radboud University Medical Center

Grants

Ungoing projects

Euro’s

The efficacy of EMDR in reducing the core symptoms of autism in youngsters (Antonia Wilhelmina Fonds)

80k

Pivotal Response treatment for children with ASD (Fonds NutsOhra)

50k

Outcome in high functioning autism (HFA) in relationship to cognitive functioning (Stumass, research stimulation Grant)

250k

Neurocognitive endophenotyping: on the intersection of genetic disorders and psychiatry (Donders Institute AGIKO)

200k

PI Award Radboud University Medical Center

247.5k

Project Fast Lane Autism (VriendenLoterij)

500k

Brain matters: Development of the ‘Netherlands Psychiatric Tissue Program (NWO Groot)

3950k

Robots for training social and collaborative skills to children with autism (ZonMW)

250k

Of label use of antipsychotics in vulnerable groups (ZonMw)

450k

Grip op gedrag: Wat Verbetert…gedragsproblematiek. (ZonMW)

200k

Inaugural Lecture

Spring 2018

PhD candidate

Name

Title and Department(s)

Karlijn Vermeulen

Neurocognitive endophenotyping: on the intersection of genetic disorders and psychiatry

Department of Human Genetics; DCN; Karakter

Iris Smeekens

Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and robotics

DCN; Karakter

Manon de Korte

Treatment of Childhood Autism; Unravelling effective treatments and treatment elements

DCN; Karakter

Esther Leuning

EMDR in youngsters with autism: Eye-Catcher

Karakter

Renee Dijkhuis

Autonomic self-regulation in young adults with autism

Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition

Jytte de With

Pharmacogenetics of Clozapine

UCLA Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics; Department of Psychiatry, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, UMCU

Professor by Special Appointment of Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with the focus on the neurobiology, neurocognition and treatment of autism

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen
  • Neuropedagogiek en ontwikk. stoornissen

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4.A19

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