dr. R.C.W. (René) Mandl Associate Professor
René C. W. Mandl obtained his Masters degree in Informatics (artificial intelligence) at the University of Amsterdam in 1996, after which he started to work as a scientific programmer at the Department of Psychiatry of the University Medical Center Utrecht. He started his PhD project (part-time) in 2004 and in 2009 he successfully defended his PhD thesis titled: “Tract-based analysis in schizophrenia: Measuring structure and function along white matter tracts”. Currently he holds a permanent position as an associate professor (research) at the Department of Psychiatry and his research expertise includes diffusion-weighted imaging, structural MRI, functional MRI, MR spectroscopy and the development of new analysis methods.He also worked from 2014 until 2019 as senior researcher (part time) at the CNSR, Psychiatric Center Glostrup, Denmark. He is involved in several international collaborations such as YOUTH, ENIGMA, and TACTICS.
New analysis methods for (ultra-) high field MRI in psychiatric research
Most recent key publications
1. Nuninga JO, Mandl RCW, Boks MP, et al. Volume increase in the dentate gyrus after electroconvulsive therapy in depressed patients as measured with 7T. Mol Psychiatry. 2019. doi:10.1038/s41380-019-0392-6
2. Legind CS, Broberg BV, Mandl RCW, et al. Heritability of cerebral glutamate levels and their association with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a (1)[H]-spectroscopy twin study. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019;44(3):581-589. doi:10.1038/s41386-018-0236-0
3. Gangadin SS, Nasib LG, Sommer IEC, Mandl RCW. MRI investigation of immune dysregulation in schizophrenia. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2019. doi:10.1097/yco.0000000000000498
4. Ferguson B, Petridou N, Fracasso A, et al. Detailed T1-Weighted Profiles from the Human Cortex Measured in Vivo at 3 Tesla MRI. Neuroinformatics. 2018:1-16.
5. Jessen K, Mandl RCW, Fagerlund B, et al. Patterns of Cortical Structures and Cognition in Antipsychotic-Naïve Patients With First-Episode Schizophrenia: A Partial Least Squares Correlation Analysis. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 2018.