Summer School 2021

From 12 July – 16 July, members of the DPB lab successfully led the 4th edition of the Radboud Summer School course entitled: “Early programming: How early life shapes human development”. In its first online year, we were pleased to have 30 students from 18 countries join us for a series of interactive presentations, group activities, and stimulating discussions. Carolina…

A day in the life of a PhD-student

Meet Hellen Lustermans, a PhD-student in our lab group. She is involved in the SMILEY-study and showed her work on the Radboudumc Instagram stories. Follow her on a day in the lab!

Interview KNAW Early Career Partnership

Last year Roseriet Beijers won the KNAW Early Career Partnership. With this partnership we organized the Lactational Programming Meeting in November 2020. Roseriet has been interviewed by the KNAW to talk about this hybrid meeting and the meaning of this KNAW Early Career Partnership for her. Interested in reading the interview? Click here!

Should childcare be for free?

It has been a topic of conversation for quite some time. According to the report of the Social and Economic Council (SER), childcare (at least twice a week) should be affordable for all incomes. For many parents it is far too expensive now, while it can play an important role in the development of young…

PhD Defense Stefania Vacaru

On June 10, 2021 our colleague Stefania Vacaru graduated! She did her PhD at the Donders Centre for Cognition in the BabyBRAIN group and defended her PhD thesis at the Radboud University in Nijmegen: To Affiliate or Not To Affiliate: Investigating Facial Mimicry in Early Development From very early on, children express affiliation behaviors towards…

VNOP Conference and prizes

On May 18-19, 2021 the 7th edition of the biennial VNOP (Vereniging voor Nederlandse Ontwikkelingspyschologie) conference took place. Developmental psychologists gathered online to present their state-of-the-art research projects to each other and critically discuss a wide range of topics within the field. Several of our (former) lab members contributed to this conference. Timothy Houtman gave…

Pamela Browne at the 5-uur show

Pamela Browne was invited to the 5-uur show on May 12 to speak about anxious and depressed feelings during pregnancy. Many pregnant women suffer from mental health problems, but it is still a taboo subject. Since this is such an important topic to talk about, we are happy to see that the publication of the…

Last week to sign up for our Summer School!

You can now apply for the next edition of our 1-week summer school on Early Programming from 12 to 16 July 2021! This highly interactive course looks into a broad range of exciting and recently discovered environmental factors and mechanisms that shape early and long-term human development, using psychological and biological perspectives. The program will…

Prize-winning posters at SRCD conference!

During the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) conference the work by Yangwenshan Ou and Bonnie Brett were recognized as outstanding interdisciplinary and international research, respectively, for which each received a prize. We are so proud of them! Ph.D. candidate Yangwenshan Ou’s work entitled “Gut Microbiota Development in Healthy Children in The First Decade…

SRCD Conference 2021

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) conference is one of the biggest conferences in the developmental field, gathering scientists from all over the world under the same roof every two years. Interestingly, this year the roof was digital, with a virtual conference that saw hundreds of experts coming together and discussing the latest…