What is your current role on AMYPAD?
In July 2019 I joined the AMYPAD project as a postdoctoral researcher and neuropsychologist. As a neuropsychologist at Alzheimercenter Amsterdam, I have ample experience in neuropsychological testing in patients with cognitive complaints and dementia. My role in AMYPAD is on the harmonization of cognitive measures across several cohorts.
What is your overall vision?
Being part of AMYPAD, I hope we can make a contribution to the understanding of the disease mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease, in particular in the early stages of the disease. In addition, the results of the AMYPAD study could lead to improvements in the diagnostic work-up of patients with memory problems.
What do you find most challenging about the project?
AMYPAD is such an huge project involving several European centers and cohorts, all with different backgrounds. My personal challenge consisted of understanding this large and complex project. In addition, my main scientific challenge is the harmonization of all the cognitive and neuropsychiatric information together, to make a fantastic dataset.