Hi, my name is René Mandl and I currently work as an associate professor in the Neuroimaging Research Group at the department of psychiatry (brain devision) of the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. After I graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1996 (Informatics: Artificial Intelligence) I started to work for the UMC Utrecht in 1997 as a scientific programmer. I obtained my PhD (thesis titled: “Tract-based analysis in schizophrenia”) in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. H.E. Hulshoff Pol and Prof. R.S. Kahn. From 2015 to 2019 I also held a senior researcher position at the Center for Neuropsychiatric Schizophrenia Research (Copenhagen) headed by Prof. B Glenthøj.
My main research interests are: ultra-high field MRI, diffusion-weighted MRI, MR-spectroscopy, cortical-layer imaging, and the development of new types of image analysis methods, all within the context of psychiatric research.
Recent Key Publications
1. Buimer EEL, Pas P, Brouwer RM, et al. The YOUth cohort study: MRI protocol and test-retest reliability in adults. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2020.100816
2. 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
3. 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
4. Gangadin SS, Nasib LG, Sommer IEC, Mandl RCW. MRI investigation of immune dysregulation in schizophrenia. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2019. doi:10.1097/yco.0000000000000498
5. 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.