Jaap van Pelt - Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Jaap van Pelt
Neuroinformatics Research Group
Department of Integrative Neurophysiology
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
E-mail: jaapvanpelt46@gmail.com
Homepage: http://www.jvanpelt.nl

 


  • Education
  • Positions
  • Publications
  • Conferences organized
  • Editorial Boards
  • PhD Committees
  • Teaching
  • Organizations
  • Projects
  • Invited Lectures
  • Miscellaneous

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    Education

    1964 - 1972: Master degree Physics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Experimental Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Musicology).

    Master thesis: Internal Bremsstrahlung in Orbital Electron Capture

    1972 - 1974: Military Service: Officer and Projectleader at the Bureau of Scientific Research of the Royal Dutch Air Force

    1974 - 1978: PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
    Thesis: Electron-Capture Ratios in Radio-Active Decay Measured by means of an Internal-Source Method

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    Positions

    1970 - 1972: Student-assistent at the Physics Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit

    1974 - 1978: Research associate at the Physics Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit. Organizer of the practical course "Physics for Biology Students". Member of the computer group.

    1978 - 1978: Teacher in Physics and Mathematics at the Stedelijk Gymnasium in Amersfoort.

    1978 - 1983: Staff scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, workgroup V.

    1983 - 1993: Staff officer, Head workgroup V including the Computer Department at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research.

    1993 - 2006: Senior Researcher / Head workgroup Neurons and Networks at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research.

    2006 - 2011: Senior Researcher in Neuroinformatics Group, Department of Integrative Neurophysiology, CNCR, VU University Amsterdam.

    2011 - ****: Guest Scientist, Department of Integrative Neurophysiology, CNCR, VU University Amsterdam.

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    Publications

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    Conferences / Meetings (co)organized

    Workshop Dendrite function and wiring: experiments and theory at CNS*2011, Stockholm, July 27 or 28, 2011.
    Organized with Hermann Cuntz (University College London), Michiel Remme (New York University) and Ben Torben-Nielsen (Hebrew University, Jerusalem).

    Workshop Single Neuron Morphologies & Computation
    Organized with Ben Torben-Nielsen
    July 8-9, 2010, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Workshop: INCF and Neuroinformatics in the Netherlands
    Friday, March 19, 2010, ZonMw Building, Den Haag, the Netherlands
    Organized under the auspices of NWO, NWO-Departments ZonMw, ALW, EW and MagW, and the Neurofederation

    Workshop Advances in the automatic analysis of multi-dimensional data at the 2nd INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics
    September 6-8, 2009, Pilsen, Czech Republic

    1st INCF Workshop on Sustainability for Neuroscience Databases
    December 13-14, 2007, Stockholm, Sweden

    Workshop: Inauguration of the INCF National Node Neuroinformatics of the Netherlands
    Friday, December 7, 2007, ZonMw Building, Den Haag, the Netherlands

    Workshop Informatics in Neuroscience
    Friday, December 9, 2005, ZonMw Building, Den Haag, the Netherlands
    Organized under the auspices of NWO, NWO-Departments ZonMw, ALW, EW and MagW, and the Neurofederation

    Satellite Workshop Neuroinformatics
    4th Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting (ENP2005),
    Wednesday, June 1, 2005, Doorwerth, The Netherlands

    Science Workshop Neuroinformatics: Challenges for the Netherlands
    Friday, November 26, 2004, ZonMw Building, Den Haag
    Organized under the auspices of ZonMw, Neurofederation and NWO

    Satellite Workshop Neuroinformatics
    3rd Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting (ENP2004)

    Friday, June 4, 2004, Doorwerth, The Netherlands

    Policy Workshop Neuroinformatics in the Netherlands and the International Perspectives
    Friday, January 30, 2004, ZonMw Building, Den Haag
    Organized under the auspices of ZonMw, Neurofederation and NWO

    23rd International Summer School of Brain Research Development, dynamics and pathology of neuronal networks: from molecules to functional circuits
    Amsterdam, August 25-29, 2003
    Organized together with Maarten Kamermans, Christiaan Levelt, Arjen van Ooyen, Ger J.A. Ramakers, and Pieter Roelfsema

    EU-Thematic Network Neuroinformatics workshop Quantitative Neuroanatomy Tools
    October 11-12, 2001, Amsterdam

    EU-US Workshop - Databasing the Brain
    July 1-2, 2001, Oslo, Norway
    Member of the organizing committee

    Seminar Computational Neuroscience - NWO Special Year on Mathematical Biology
    Friday, April 27, 2001, Amsterdam

    International Conference on Theory and Mathematics in Biology and Medicine TMBM99
    June 29 - July 3, 1999, Amsterdam
    Member of the organizing committee

    10th International Congress for Stereology
    April 20-23, 1998, Amsterdam
    Organized with Harry B.M. Uylings and Piet Stroeven

    18th Conf. IEEE/Engineering in Medicine and Biology
    October 31 - November 3, 1996, Amsterdam

    Technical Workshop Neural Modeling ENA
    September 3-7, 1995, Amsterdam

    18th International Summer School of Brain Research The Self- organizing Brain - From growth cones to functional networks
    Amsterdam, August, 23-27, 1993.
    Organized with M.A. Corner, H.B.M. Uylings, M.P. van Veen and A. van Ooyen

    3-day Symposium Nonlinear Systems and Cell to Cell Signalling
    Noordwijkerhout, November 1992
    Organized with P. Hogeweg, J. de Goede en H.V. Westerhoff

    Series of meetings of the Netherlands Society of Theoretical Biology:
    - Molecular evolutionary processes, Leiden, 1990
    - Complex models for eco systems, Utrecht, 1990
    - Biologists Market, Amsterdam, 1989
    - Stereology in biological research, Amsterdam, 1989
    - Scientific controverses in the evolution biology, Leiden, 1988
    - Network models of biological systems, Utrecht, 1987

    International Practical Course on Morphometry and Stereology in Neuroscience
    under auspices of IBRO and the International Society of Stereology, Amsterdam, May 20-24, 1985.
    Organized with Haryy B.M. Uylings, Ronald W.H. Verwer, Andre J. Noest, Chris W. Pool and Gijs Vrensen

    13th International Summerschool of Brain Research Sex Differences in the Brain. Relation between structure and function
    Amsterdam, August, 22-26, 1983.
    Organized with Jan P.C. de Bruin, Michael A. Corner, Dick F. Swaab, Heidi H. Swanson, Geert J. de Vries and Harry B.M. Uylings

    12th International Summerschool of Brain Research Chemical Transmission in the Brain
    Amsterdam August 31-September 4, 1981.
    Organized with Ruud M. Buijs, Paul Pevet and Dick F. Swaab

    11th International Summerschool of Brain Research Adaptive Capabilities of the Nervous System
    Amsterdam, August 13-17, 1979.
    Organized with Gerard J. Boer, Kees Boer, Michael A. Corner, Nanne E. van de Poll, and Herms J. Romijn

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    Editorial Boards

    Editor (together with Luciano da Fontoura Costa, University of São Paulo, Brasil) of Special Topic Functional Neurogeometry and Network Topology in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 2010.

    Editor Progress in Brain Research Vol.147 (2005). Development, Dynamics and Pathology of Neuronal Networks: from Molecules to Functional Circuits. J. van Pelt, M. Kamermans, C.N. Levelt, A. van Ooyen, G.J.A. Ramakers, P.R. Roelfsema (Eds.). Elsevier (Book), 385 pages.

    Guest Editor Special Issue Morphometry and Stereology in Neurosciences, Journal Neuroscience Methods, 1986, vol. 18, pp. 1-242.

    Editor Progress in Brain Research Vol. 102 (1994) - The Self-Organizing Brain - From Growth Cones to Functional Networks. J. van Pelt, M.A. Corner, H.B.M. Uylings, and F.H. Lopes da Silva (Eds.). Elsevier (Book), 446 pages.

    Guest editor Special Issue Biological Neural Networks , K. Fukushima, S.K. Aityan, T.J. Anastasio, J. van Pelt (Eds), Neurocomputing, Vol. 11, no.2/4, 1996, pp. 1-220.

    Guest editor Special Issue on Quantitative Neuroanatomy and Neuroinformatics, J. van Pelt (Ed.), Network: Computation in neural systems, Vol 13(3), 2002, pp 243-428.

    Editorial Board Member of

  • Network: Computation in Neural Systems
  • Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
  • Anatomy & Embryology
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Image Analysis & Stereology
  • Cognitive Neurodynamics

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    PhD Committees

    Member PhD committee Mark van Veen (Faculteit Biologie, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

    Member PhD committee Arjen Van Ooyen (Faculteit Biologie, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

    Member PhD committee Jaap A. Kaandorp (Faculteit Informatica, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

    Member PhD committee Marcel Wijkstra (Faculteit Informatica, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

    Member PhD committee Wim J.G. Hacking (Faculteit Medische Fysica, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

    Member PhD committee Michael Ohme (Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Leipzig, Germany)

    Member PhD committee Khashayar Pakdaman (Medical Faculty Saint Antoine, Paris, France)

    Member PhD committee Melanie Aeschlimann (Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland).

    Member PhD committee Johannes Krottje (Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

    Member PhD committee Michiel W.H. Remme (Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

    Member PhD committee Markus Butz (Universitat Bielefeld, Germany)

    Member PhD committee Ben Torben-Nielsen (Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Tilburg)

    Member PhD committee Jan Stegenga (Faculteit Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde en Informatica, Universiteit Twente)

    Member PhD committee Magteld Zeitler (Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

    Member PhD committee Thirukumaran Thangaraj Kanagasabapathi (Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

    Member PhD committee Oscar Javier Avella Gonzalez (Faculteit der Aard- en Levenswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

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    Teaching

    Advanced Topics in the Morphometry and Stereology of the Nervous System, Postdoctoral course, Liverpool (U.K.), January 5-6, 1983

    A Practical Course on Morphometry and Stereology in Neurosciences under auspices of IBRO and the International Society of Stereology, held at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, May 20-24, 1985.

    School on Application of Stereological Methods in Biology and Medicine, Blazejewko (Poland), October 19-24, 1987.

    Bat-Sheva Seminar, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, November, 1991, Variability and constraints in dendritic geometry, and Effects of topological variability on electrical transfer properties in dendritic trees.

    Course on Morphometry and Stereology in the Neurosciences, NIBR, November, 1991, Topological analysis of neuronal dendrite patterns and growth models.

    Course on Morphometry and Stereology in the Neurosciences, NIBR, November, 1993. Topological analysis of neuronal dendrite patterns and growth models.

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam. Advanced Neuroscience Course, Systems in Neurobiology, January 19, 1994. Neuronal Networks.

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam. Advanced Neuroscience Course, Systems in Neurobiology, February 2, 1995. Neuronal Networks.

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam. Advanced Neuroscience Course, Systems in Neurobiology, February 14, 1996. Neuronal Networks.

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam. Advanced Neuroscience Course, Systems in Neurobiology, February 12, 1997. Natural variability in dendritic morphology.

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam. Advanced Neuroscience Course, Behavior and Psychophysics, February 19, 1997. Electrical Signaling in Neurons and Networks.

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam. Advanced Neuroscience Course, Systems in Neurobiology, January 21, 1998. Natural variability in dendritic morphology.

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam. Advanced Neuroscience Course, Behavior and Psychophysics, January 28, 1998. Electrical signalling in neurons and networks.

    EU Advanced course in Computational Neuroscience, 23 August - 17 September, Trieste, Italy, 1999. Modeling the geometry of dendritic branching patterns.

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam. Advanced Neuroscience Course, Cognition and Memory, February 18, 1999. Electrical signalling in neurons and networks

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam, Neuronal Morphology: Acquisition, Analysis and Modeling at Post-Graduate Course Quantitative Neuromorphology: Stereology and Image Analysis, 2000

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam, Post-Graduate Course Principles of Neuroscience: Workshop Experimental and Computational Approaches in Studying Neuronal Development and the Formation of Neuronal Networks, February 21-22, 2001

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam, Post-Graduate Course Principles of Neuroscience: Workshop Experimental and Computational Approaches in Studying Neuronal Development and the Formation of Neuronal Networks, 2002

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam, Post-Graduate Course Principles of Neuroscience: Workshop Experimental and Computational Approaches in Studying Neuronal Development and the Formation of Neuronal Networks, February 12-13, 2003

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam, Post-Graduate Course Experimental Neurophysiology: From Ion Channel to Neuronal Networks, Neuronal Network Functioning, March 20, 2003

    Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam, 4th Post-Graduate Course Quantitative Neuromorphology: Stereology and Image Analysis, Neuronal Morphology: Acquisition, Analysis and Modeling, May 9, 2003

    First European School on Neuroengineering "Massimo Grattarola": Computational and Experimental Approaches in Neuronal Morphogenesis and Network Formation, Venice, June 16-20, 2003.

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    Scientific organizations and committees

    Chairman of the Netherlands Society for Theoretical Biology (1987 - 1991)

    Project leader NWO/ALW-research group Theoretical Neuroscience

    Member of the former OECD Megascience Forum Working Group Biological Informatics- Subgroup Neuroinformatics (1996 - 1999)
    (Report Working Group on Biological Informatics - December 1998)

    Member of the former OECD Global Science Forum Working Group Neuroinformatics, (1999 - 2004)
    (Report Working Group on Neuroinformatics - June 2002)
    (Proposal to Establish the International Coordinating Facility - June 2003)

    Co-chairman and reporter Second EU-US Conference on New Vistas in Transatlantic S&T Cooperation, Session 2: Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics, Stuttgart, Germany, 1999.

    Chairman of the Steering Committee Neuroinformatics in The Netherlands, (2004 - 2007).

    Coordinator of the INCF National Node Neuroinformatics of the Netherlands (2007 - 2011).

    Advisory member of the Steering Committee of the INCF National Node Neuroinformatics.NL, (2011-).

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    Projects

  • EC 5FP Project Neurobit (IST-2001-33564) - A bioartificial brain with an artificial body, training a cultured neural tissue to support the purposive behavior of an artificial body, start May 2003.
  • NWO Program Computational Life Sciences 2003 CLS2003 (635.100.000.03N36) - Computational Analysis of Spatiotemporal Patterns of Activity in Neuronal Networks - CASPAN - Collaborative project with A.B. Brussaard, M.C.M. de Gunst and A.W. van der Vaart of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, start early 2004.
  • EC 6FP Marie Curie Project Neurovers-IT (MRTN-CT-2005-019247) Neuro-Cognitive Science and Information Technology Virtual University, start January 2006.
  • EC 7FP Large scale integrating project SECO (GA no. 216593) - Self-Constructing Computing Systems - ICT 20078.3 Novel Computing Paradigms - FET proactive 3: Bio-ICT convergence - Collaborative Project, start March 2008.
  • NWO Program Computational Life Sciences 2007 CLS2007 (635.100.017) - Neuronal Network Formation through Reciprocal Interactions between Activity and Structure - NETFORM

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    Invited lectures

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    Miscellaneous

    Member of

  • Netherlands Physical Society
  • Netherlands Society for Biophysics & Biomedial Technology
  • Netherlands Society for Theoretical Biology
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
  • European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology
  • International Society for Stereology
  • Society of Mathematical Biology
  • International Neural Network Society
  • International Brain Research Organization

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