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PFP Congress 2019 - Come See Dick Swaab!

At our Psychologist & Future Perspective Congress 2019, May 24th, there are going to be many inspiring speakers from all kinds of different specialisations within the field of psychology. Including Dick Swaab! They will talk about what their jobs entail and share their personal experiences and career path. A great opportunity to get to know all your career prospects and a chance to network. Hereby a short introduction about Dick Swaab and his professional accomplishments. Tickets to see Mr.Swaab and others can be bought on our website.

Dick Swaab was Director of the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research from 1978 to 2005. Since 1979 he is Professor of Neurobiology at the Medical Faculty, University of Amsterdam. In 1985 he founded the Netherlands Brain Bank and was Director until 2005. He is since 1978 Leader Research Team Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Neth. Inst for Neuroscience, an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and is appointed Qiu Shi Professor in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China.

His major research interests focus on sexual differentiation of the human brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation, aging of the brain and Alzheimer’s disease and the neurobiological basis of depression and suicide. He has published over 600 papers in SCI journals, authored more than 200 chapters in books, and edited more than 80 books. Swaab mentored 87 PhD students from which 20 are now full professors.

He is the author of the 2 volume monograph The Human Hypothalamus that appeared in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, Elsevier and of the Dutch bestseller We are our Brains, that sold more than 450.000 copies in the Netherlands and that is translated in 15 languages. This book has been more than 2 years in the Dutch bestseller list, 7 weeks even as #1. There is also a children’s version of the book (You are your brain). In 2016 Swaab published a second book for the general public Our Creative Brain, that also came from the first week in the bestseller list.


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