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Normal Aging Brain Collection Amsterdam (NABCA)

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Normal Aging Brain Collection Amsterdam (NABCA)

Amsterdam UMC – location VUmc

Dr. Laura E. Jonkman


Hotel Description

The Normal Aging Brain Collection Amsterdam (NABCA) provides a comprehensive collection of post-mortem (ultra-)high-field MRI (3 Tesla in-situ and 7 Tesla ex-vivo) and neuropathological datasets of non-neurological controls. By providing MRI within the pipeline, NABCA uniquely stimulates translational neurosciences; from molecular and morphometric tissue studies to MRI and the clinical setting. 


  • Biomedical & health
  • MRI
  • Histopathology
  • Morphometry
  • Normal Aging
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease

Expertise and Track Record

  • LE. Jonkman, Y. Galis, M. Bulk, E. Kaaij, P. Pouwels, F. Barkhof, A. Rozemuller, L. van de Weerd, J. Geurts, W. van de Berg. The Normal Aging Brain Collection Amsterdam (NABCA): A comprehensive collection of post-mortem imaging, neuropatholological and morphometric datasets. Neuroimage Clin. 2019;22:101698. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101698
  • Kenkhuis B., Jonkman LE., Bulk, M., Buijs, M., Boon, BDC., Bouwman, FH., Geurts, JJG., van de Berg, WDJ., van der Weerd, L. 7T MRI allows for detection of disturbed cortical lamination of the medial temporal lobe in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroimage Clin. 2019 Jan 5:101665. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101665
  • Preziosa P, Kiljan S, Steenwijk MD, Meani A, van de Berg WDJ, Schenk GJ, Rocca MA, Filippi M, Geurts JJG, Jonkman LE. Axonal degeneration as substrate of fractional anisotropy abnormalities in multiple sclerosis cortex. Brain. 2019 Jun 5. pii: awz143. doi: 10.1093/brain/awz143.

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