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Serge Rombouts

Professor of Methods of Cognitive Neuroimaging

Prof.dr. S.A.R.B. Rombouts
+31 71 526 3309


  • Neuroimaging, functional and structural brain connectivity, pharmacologic FMRI. Aging and dementia.


Academic Career

  • Professor of Methods of Cognitive Neuroimaging, Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (2009 - present).
  • Associate Professor, Dept. Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center and Dept. Psychology, Leiden University (2005 - 2009).
  • Director of the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) (2006 - present).
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. Physics & Medical Technology and Alzheimer Center, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (2002 - 2006).
  • Post-doc researcher, Dept. Physics & Medical technology and Alzheimer Center, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (1998 - 2002).
  • PhD, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Thesis: Functional MRI. Studies of the primary visual cortex and the memory system with reference to Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • Researcher Dept. Clinical Neurophysiology, Leyenburg Hospital, The Hague. Topic: Nonlinear Analysis of EEG data (1994).
  • MA. Physics, Utrecht University (1993).


Academic Awards

  • Dutch Society for Scientific Research (NWO): VICI. Brain networks and the initial stages of dementia (Rombouts) (2012)
  • NWO-NIHC: Functional MRI as a biomarker in the presymptomatic and early stage of FTD. (Van Swieten (main), Rombouts (co)). (2011)
  • NWO-NIHC: Novel functional markers of dementia using pharmacological resting state FMRI (Rombouts (main), Van Gerven (co), Van Swieten (co). (2011)
  • NWO-NIHC Brain and Cognition: Functional markers for cognitive impairment (consortium grant, coordinator Rombouts). (2010)
  • CJ Kok prize LUMC. (2009)
  • Dutch Society for Scientific Research (NWO): VIDI. Resting state pharmacologic FMRI (Rombouts). (2007)
  • Hersenstichting Nederland: FMRI and cortisol (Rombouts). (2003).
  • Dutch Society for Scientific Research (NWO): VENI. Resting state FMRI in dementia (Rombouts). (2003).
  • Hersenstichting Nederland Fellowship (Rombouts). (2000).
  • Hersenstichting Nederland (Scheltens and Rombouts). (1999).

Professor of Methods of Cognitive Neuroimaging

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Methodologie & Statistiek

Work address

LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Room number C3-65



  • Hersenstichting Nederland Lid Wetenschappelijke Adviesraad
  • Nederlands Instituut voor Neurowetenschappen Lid Wetenschappelijke Adviesraad
  • Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging Lid van de Safety Board