The research projects and group are directed by Dr. Elseline Hoekzema, a mother and neuroscientist who is fascinated by the neurobiology of pregnancy in humans and one of the pioneers in this research field. Her projects are funded by the European Research Council, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Leids Universitair Fonds, the Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

Note: The lab and projects are currently moving from Leiden University to the Amsterdam University Medical Center (AMC). We have now opened vacancies for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers for the new team and research projects. These are posted on Academic Transfer.


For practical information about ongoing projects and the team you can encounter during your sessions, see our local project website:


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