Sanneke van Rooden


Area(s) of interest

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • MRI
  • Neuropsychology


Dr. Sanneke van Rooden is a post-doc researcher at the department of Radiology at the Leiden University Medical Center and Faculty of Social Sciences in Leiden. She completed her Ph.D. in 2015 on Alzheimer’s disease imaging using ultra-high field MRI (7 Tesla) at the department of Radiology at the LUMC in the Netherlands (advisors: Prof. Dr. Mark van Buchem, Prof. Dr. Andrew Webb and Dr. Jeroen van der Grond). In 2001 she started her undergraduate study Psychology at the University of Utrecht, specialized in Clinical Neuropsychology and received her M.Sc. in 2006. Before she started her Ph.D. research, she worked as research assistant and teacher at the University of Utrecht and as neuropsychologist at the LUMC.

Sanneke is interested in exploring which MRI techniques and cognitive tests are able to detect the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease and sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy (both diseases caused by deposition of amyloid-beta in the brain). In her current project she studies patients with subjective cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment (potentially early stages of Alzheimer’s disease) and hereditary cerebral amyloid angiopathy using functional and structural MRI.


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