Mia Thomaïdou, MSc
Mia will be focusing her research on unexplained pain symptoms, in a pharmacological fMRI study that aims to unravel the functional and neurochemical mechanisms underlying nocebo symptom sensitization and de-sensitization. While she will mainly be working with pain and neuropharmacological inductions in healthy participants, other PhD candidates in the same team will be exploring nocebo symptoms in patient groups, as well as unexplained itch and fatigue symptoms. She is delighted to be standing on the shoulders of scientists in our faculty who have been contributing to the knowledge-base of placebo and nocebo research for years. She is equally delighted about designing novel paradigms that will allow for the investigation of the neural correlates of medically unexplained pain, by combining long-established classical conditioning paradigms with cutting-edge brain imaging methods.Back to the people page
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Andrea Evers as new member at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected Andrea Evers as one of their new members.
ZonMw Medical Inspirator Award for research ‘Lyme paralyses lives’ Together with patient representatives, clinician-researchers from Radboucumc, Amsterdam UMC, and researchers from Leiden University (Andrea Evers and Henriët van Middendorp) have received the Medical Inspirator Prize 2019 from ZonMw.
Kaya Peerdeman wins ARPH Young Talent Award Kaya Peerdeman, from the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit, Leiden University, received the ARPH Young Talent Award for her research into the role of expectations in the experience of physical complaints
Liesbeth van Vliet receives 'For Women in Science'-award for placebo and communication research Liesbeth Van Vliet gets the chance to work at the NIAS institute with her scholarship on her research into communication with patients and their relatives in serious, often incurable diseases.