We are very pleased to announce that Professor Dick Swaab has agreed to become a patron of COSRT. We look forward to working with him.
Professor Swaab was Director of the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research from 1978 to 2005. Since 1979 he is Professor of Neurobiology at the Medical Faculty, University of Amsterdam. In 1985 he founded the Netherlands Brain Bank and was Director until 2005. He is Leader Research team Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Neth. Inst for Neuroscience, an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and is appointed since 2011 Chao Kuang Piu Chair of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China. His major research interests focus on sexual differentiation of the human brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation, aging of the brain and Alzheimer’s disease and the neurobiological basis of depression and suicide. He has published over 570 papers in SCI journals, authored more than 200 chapters in books, and edited more than 60 books. Professor Swaab mentored 84 PhD students from which 20 are now full professors. He is author of the two volume monograph The Human Hypothalamus that appeared in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, Elsevier and of the Dutch best seller We are our Brains, that sold more than 450.000 copies in the Netherlands that is translated in 15 languages. There is also a children’s version of the book (You are your brain) that is translated in Russian and Thai. In September 2016 Professor Swaab published a second book for the general public Our Creative Brain, that also came in the bestseller list. His H-factor is 80.