Marie-José van Tol

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Dr Marie-José van Tol (37) is receiving the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Social Sciences for studying the many factors that contribute to depression and other psychiatric disorders.

The jury recognises Marie-José van Tol as a talented, creative and passionate researcher who not only combines many different disciplines but also makes connections in other respects. She is one of the founders of the Young Academy Groningen and its current chairperson.

Dr Marie-José van Tol is assistant professor and principal investigator in the Neuropsychology faculty, part of the Department of Neuroscience at University Medical Center Groningen. 

Van Tol studied clinical and medical psychology at Utrecht University. She received her PhD from Leiden University in 2011 for her MRI study of patients suffering depression or anxiety disorders. 

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