About the Department​

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The Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences at the VU University medical center (VUmc), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as it is positioned at the cutting edge of society and science, offers a multidisciplinary environment for research and (post)academic education.

With internationally acclaimed research programs, the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders is broadly investigated, in a translational fashion. Innovative fundamental neuroscientific research is translated to the clinical setting, where the patient can directly benefit from the latest insights of neuroscience. Vice versa, observations from patient studies are used to endophenotype disease and to further stimulate the fundamental search for new treatment targets.

In terms of education, the Department plays an essential role in the fields of human/clinical anatomy, pharmacology and neuroscience, with central positions in (bio)medical and psychology bachelor and master programs and the Department has a strong track record in postacademic education in Medicine. The Department’s educational programs are widely recognized for their interdisciplinarity, and entertain close relationships with the Departments of Radiology, Neurology and Psychiatry.

The dynamic interplay between research and education places the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience in a central position within VU University Medical Center and the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam, and –importantly- makes it a highly enjoyable and stimulating work place.

Contact information

Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences

VU University Medical Center
De Boelelaan 1108
P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The secretariat is located in the Human and Life Sciences Building (O2, 13 W55)

+31-20-4448040 / +31 20 444 5900




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Reaching us by car:

From all directions you can take the freeway surrounding Amsterdam, the “ring”, A-10. See roadmaps of Amsterdam.

You follow the “ring” either westbound or eastbound until exit S108 / Buitenveldert / Amstelveen / Centrum.

At the end of the exit, turn south, direction Amstelveen, and after 100 meters, turn left (south) to reach the hospital. You can also reach the hospital by following town route S108.