prof. dr. Arjen Brussaard



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Appointments at Amsterdam UMC

- Scientific director of Amsterdam Neuroscience - 2008 to 2022

- Chief Scientific Officer of the Industry Alliance Office - 2012 to 2021

- Vice dean Valorisation of Research at Amsterdam UMC - 2021 to present



From origin trained as neuroscientist, he previously held a faculty chair in Experimental Neuroscience from 1999-2016 at the VU in Amsterdam but as of the beginning of 2017 he is appointed as full professor in Translational medicine in the field of Neurology & Psychiatry. From 2008 - 2015 he was director of the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam and from 2016-2022 he acts as the scientific director of Amsterdam Neuroscience, an alliance research institute of Amsterdam UMC in collaboration with the Science Faculties of the VU Amsterdam and UvA. In 2012 he also commenced the Industry Alliance Office, as a subsidiary of Amsterdam UMC for Amsterdam Neuroscience and IXA. Currently he is active mainly in the field of knowledge transfer, industry alliance and strategy in the area of public private partnerships, as vice dean valorisation of resaerch across all disease indications, research areas and divisions.



Valorisation of Research, Innovation, Translational Medicine and setting up Public Private Partnerships for Amsterdam UMC

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Scientific Advisor, Alkermes Inc

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