• Coordinator

    The Coordinator of MiND is Prof. Dr. Barbara Franke from Radboud University Medical Center, Department of Human Genetics, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The project coordinator is the legal entity acting as the intermediary between the European Commission and the consortium as well as the supervisor of the overall progress of the project.

    Prof. Barbara Franke
     Coordinator
    • Phone:+31 (0) 243 614 017
    • Email

     

  • Supervisory Board

    The Supervisory Board (SB) is the ultimate decision-making body of the project. It consists of all partners (beneficiaries and associated, academic as well as private sector) and Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The SB is in charge of the political and strategic orientation of the project and acts as the arbitration body.

  • Steering Committee

    The Steering Committee (SC) consists of all WP leaders, the coordinator and two ESRs. It is the supervisory body of the research activities which reports to and is accountable to the Supervisory Board.

    Prof. Barbara Franke
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Prof. Jonna Kuntsi
    King's College London

     

    Prof. Andreas Reif
    Goethe Universität

     

    Angelien Heister
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Prof. Philip Asherson
    King's College London

     

    Dr. William Norton
    University of Leicester

     

    Francesca Waddington
    Radboud University Medical Center
    Anu Shivalikanjli
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • Fellow Board

    The Fellow Board comprises all ESRs in MiND. The purpose of this Board is to make sure that ESRs are represented at all levels of MiND. Two representatives of the Fellow Board become members of the Supervisory Board, others participate in Steering Committee, in Ethics, and in Communication Boards; two ESRs participate in the Education and Career Development Board.

    Nienke Siebelink
    Karakter

     

    Raphaele Gresse
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Inês Sousa
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Dr. Nicoletta Adamo
    King's College London

     

    Laura Ghirardi
    Karolinska Institutet

     

    Francesca Waddington
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Anu Shivalikanjli
    Universitat de Barcelona

     

    Dinka Smajlagic
    University of Bergen

     

    Elisa Dalla Vecchia
    University of Leicester

     

    Kai Waløen
    University of Bergen

     

    Bartosz Helfer
    King's College London / Braingaze

     

    Sara Boxhoorn
    Goethe Universität / Braingaze

     

    Amrinder Singh
    Eurofins

     

    Niall Mortimer
    University Hospital Würzburg / Vall d'Hebron Research Institute

     

    Viola Stella Palladino
    Goether Universität

     

  • Education and Career Development Board

    The Education and Career Development Board provides structure to and ensures high quality and standardization across the European participants in the supervision of the ESR training. The tasks of this board are to set-up and supervise the training components with a special focus on ensuring the excellence in education and training in our network and taking into account the competences needed in both the industrial and academic sectors.

    Prof. Jonna Kuntsi
    King's College London

     

    Dr. Arjan de Brouwer
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Prof. Bru Cormand
    Universitat de Barcelona

     

    Dr. William Norton
    University of Leicester

     

    Flavia Esposito
    Braingaze SL

     

    Dr. Nicoletta Adamo
    King's College London
    Laura Ghirardi
    Karolinska Institutet
  • Communication and Dissemination Board

    The Communication and Dissemination Board develops strategies and ideas regarding our ETN’s communication, dissemination, valorisation and exploitation of intellectual property. Together with the local hosts, this Board will plan the MiND International Conference. For the valorisation task, they will judge the potential value of IP generated in MiND and will advise individual partners and the Steering Committee on valorisation.

    Prof. Andreas Reif
    Goethe Universität

     

    Dr. Corina U. Greven
    Karakter

     

    Dr. Annette Schenck
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Inês Sousa
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Prof. Jan Haavik
    University of Bergen

     

    Dinka Smajlagic
    University of Bergen

     

    Hans Supèr
    Braingaze

     

    Thomas Brefort
    Eurofins Medigenomix

     

    Aurelie Baranger
    Autism-Europe

     

  • Ethics Advisory Board

    The Ethics Advisory Board is responsible for the ethically sound conduct of the research and counsels project leaders and ESRs on ethics issues. The board consists of senior members of MiND and two ESRs as well as an external, independent Ethics Advisor, Dr. Stephanie Witt.

    Dr. Stephanie Witt is senior scientist of the Department of Genetic Epidemiology in Psychiatry and head of the CIMH molecular genetics laboratory and biobank at Heidelberg University/Medical Faculty Mannheim. She is a psychologist by training and did her thesis in the molecular biology basic reserch. Her research focus is the search for genetic and environmental risk factors for psychiatric disorders, in particular affective disorders, schizophrenia, and alcohol dependence. A specific emphasis of her work is the refining of phenotype-genotype correlations across diagnostic categories through the application of advanced statistical techniques. The Department of Genetic Epidemiology in Psychiatry is among the leading research teams in psychiatric genetics worldwide. Her other research interest is the study of the ethical, legal, and social aspects of psychiatric genetics.

    Internal Ethics Advisory Board:

    Prof. Barbara Franke
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Prof. Jan Buitelaar
    Radboud University Medical Center / Karakter

     

    Prof. Christine Freitag
    Goethe Universität Frankfurt

     

    Prof. Klaus-Peter Lesch
    University Hospital Würzburg

     

    Nienke Siebelink
    Karakter

     

    Mascha Schijvenaars
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Raphaele Gresse
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

    Andrea Bilbow
    ADHD Europe

     

  • Project Management Office

    The Project Management Office (PMO) of MiND is the central office. It consists of the Coordinator, a project manager and a training coordinator based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

    Prof. Barbara Franke
    Coordinator
     

     

    Angelien Heister
    Radboud University Medical Center

     

  • Scientific Advisory Board

    The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a consultative body which is formed to ensure and improve the scientific and ethical performance and the quality of results of MiND. Renowned experts from the relevant scientific fields of MiND have agreed to be part of the MiND Scientific Advisory Board:

    Prof. Dr. Anita Thapar
    Clinical Professor, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom

     

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Bourgeron
    Head of Unit, Unité de Génétique Humaine et fonctions cognitives, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France 

     

  • Ombudsman

    The ombudsman for the MiND project is Prof. Dr. Rosemary Tannock (Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada). In case of conflicts in the consortium, she will serve as an independent expert third party to help solve the problems.

    Prof. Dr. Rosemary Tannock
    University of Toronto

    Rosemary Tannock is now Professor Emerita at the University of Toronto and continues as a Senior Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Special Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in the University of Toronto from January 2006-February 2013.
     
    Her clinical research program focuses on the nature and treatment of cognitive and academic impairments in ADHD (currently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Institute of Education Sciences USA). She has authored two policy documents for the Canadian Federal Government on ADHD and Mental Illness in Post Secondary Education, as well as several "White Papers" on Educational Accommodations for children and youth with ADHD in Canada.
     
    From 2007-2013, she was a member of the DSM-5 Work Group on ADHD and Externalizing Disorders and liaison-consultant to the Neurodevelopment Disabilities Work Group for Specific Learning Disabilities. Currently, she is an appointed member of the Steering Committee for the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for ADHD and a consultant for the ICD-11 section on Specific Learning Disorders.