Eveline Crone one of the most powerful women in science

Eveline Crone, Professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology, is sixth on the list of most powerful women in Teaching and Science, according to Dutch magazine Opzij. Crone is one of the youngest female professors in the Netherlands and already has many awards to her name.

Prizes, subsidies and a bestseller

Eveline Crone

Eveline Crone

The National Network of Female Professors conferred a special awardon Eveline Crone on 6 October 2011 to mark the impressive performance she has achieved at such a young age. At the end of September, Crone had just been presented with the Early Career Award 2011 by the Society for Psychophysiological Research in Boston, USA, for her outstanding research in the area of the psychological and physiological aspects of behaviour. In August 2010, she was appointed member of the Programme Council for Scientific Research, part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In the same month she received 1.5 million euro from the European Research Council for research on brain development in children and adolescents. In 2008, she published the work Het puberende brein (The Adolescent Brain), on the results of her research.


Eveline Crone: making research accessible

Crone owes her high position in the ranking to her ability to make science accessible to a broad public, which gives her a high profile in the media. She has set up a website, 'Take a look in your brain', specially for young people. 

Take a look in your brain
Switch on your webcam and take a journey through your own brain, read about brain research, the facts and the myths, do the brain games and discover why so many young researchers are faschinated by the brain!
Take a look in your brain (in Dutch)

To facilitate her research on the adolescent brain, Crone set up the Brain and Development lab, where she works together with other research laboratories in the LIBC Junior of the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC). In 2009-2010, Crone was chairman of The Young Academy for outstanding scientists.


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(28 October 2011/Source: Opzij)

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