Mission

The stress system is ubiquitous in all species and is essential to adapt to a changing environment. Its relevance for humans and animals can therefore not be overestimated. Excessive or prolonged stress exposure increases the risk for a wide variety of mental and physical symptoms. Our current understanding of the stress system and variability in outcomes after stress exposure is limited. The STRESS-NL consortium envisions that combining forces between researchers across the Netherlands ranging from preclinical to clinical stress research is needed to advance our knowledge and the stress field as a whole. The STRESS-NL consortium aims to change the current way of performing stress studies, by combining knowledge, efforts, and sharing data, but also joining efforts to emphasize the importance of fundamental and applied stress research to funding agencies, the government and the general public.

 

 

The STRESS-NL foundation is supported by a project grant from the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Provide a platform for interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge about stress research conducted within molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, and clinical neurosciences across the Netherlands.

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Provide a platform for exchange and integration of data to enable larger (meta) analyses of data acquired across multiple sites and research groups.

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Provide a platform that can promote stress research toward stakeholders at national and European levels and beyond (grant agencies, charity foundations, etc.) as a focus area that is historically particularly strong within the Netherlands.

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Provide a platform that can raise public awareness, knowledge, and trust of scientific research into stress and stress-related disorders

Annual Stress-nl meeting

Stress-NL Meeting 2018

We are happy to announce the 2nd STRESS-NL meeting. The meeting will involve international speakers, and symposia on relevant preclinical and clinical questions. There will be ample time to interact and to discuss collaborations and future plans. STRESS-NL 2018 will take place on:

Thursday December 13th, 2018 in Rotterdam

You are cordially invited (registration not yet possible).

We aim to involve the whole Dutch Stress community and hope for your participation and contribution. Further information will follow, but make sure to save the date for this meeting on December 13th.

 

Registration Meeting 2018

(registration not yet possible)

SUCCESSFUL KICKOFF MEETING STRESS-NL 2017

The first STRESS-NL consortium meeting on November 2nd  2017 was a great success. We look back at a fruitful and constructive meeting, and it was very clear that there is an outstanding Dutch research line on stress with a variety of angles and approaches.

Labs

STRESS-NL foundation

Executive board

Dr. Christiaan Vinkers
Dr. Christiaan Vinkers
University Medical Center Utrecht
Dr. Erno Hermans
Dr. Erno Hermans
Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen & Donders Institute
Prof. Liesbeth van Rossum
Prof. Liesbeth van Rossum
Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
Prof. Onno Meijer
Prof. Onno Meijer
Leiden University Medical Center

Advisory board

Prof. Marian Joëls
University Medical Center Utrecht
University Medical Center Groningen

Prof. Ron de Kloet
Leiden University Medical Center

Prof. Guillén Fernández
Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen & Donders Institute

Prof. Benno Roozendaal
Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen & Donders Institute

Prof. Karin Roelofs
Radboud University Nijmegen & Donders Institute

Prof. Andrea Evers
Leiden University

Prof. Bernet Elzinga (Leiden)
Leiden University

Prof. Paul Lucassen
University of Amsterdam

Prof. Eric Vermetten
Leiden University Medical Center

Prof. Lenneke Alink
Leiden University

Prof. Manon Hillegers
University Medical Center Utrecht

Prof. Marinus van IJzendoorn
Leiden University 

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