Psychopharmacology Maastricht

The psychopharmacology department at Maastricht University focuses on the cognitive, behavioral, and biological effects of various substances, ranging from pharmaceutical to recreational drugs.

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NEW paper out by Eline Haijen on trait mindfulness and personality characteristics in a microdosing ADHD

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Read about our new microdosing for ADHD study!

Congratulations to Eline Haijen on her newly published study on mindfulness and personality characteristics in a microdosing ADHD sample

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We're always conducting research in our department and we're frequently looking for participants to be a part of science! If you're interested, look at the studies that we are currently conductings.

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Meet our Department!

The scientists in our lab come from many countries and backgrounds, all with highly unique research abilities. Come meet the people that make up the Psychopharmacology Department.

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Pablo Mallaroni, MSc

Idiosyncracy, Psychedelics, fMRI/MRS

I am PhD candidate with the Psychopharmacology Unit of Maastricht University with a background in translational neuroscience.

Dr. Samuli Kangaslampi

Trauma, Psychedelics, Memory

Most of my previous research has focused on psychological trauma, trauma-related disorders, trauma-focused psychotherapies, as well as autobiographical memory.

Hongyu Zhao, MSc

sleep deprivation, Memory

My name is Hongyu, and I am a researcher from China. After completing my undergraduate degree in anesthesiology and obtaining a master's degree in psychiatry from a prestigious medical university in China.

Dr. Eef Theunissen

Synthetic Cannabinoids, Drugs and Driving, Cognition

I began my Ph.D. journey in 2001 at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Maastricht. My research focused on investigating the sedating and stimulating effects of antihistamines, with a particular emphasis on their...

Dr. Pim Heckman

Dopamine, Nucleotide Signaling, Sleep

My academic training and research experience have provided me with an excellent background in multiple psychological disciplines including neurobiology, neuropsychology, and neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr. Lilian Kloft

Drugs, Cognition, False Memory

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the fields of psychopharmacology and forensic psychology with an international education from various high-class universities.

Katharina Lege, MSc

Cannabinoids, Neuroimaging, Consciousness

Coming from a background of psychology and clinical neuroscience, I developed a strong interest in altered states of the mind as in mediation or yoga practices.

Janine Kox, MSc

Stress Resilience, Psychedelics, Cognitive biases

My research focuses on the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, on cognitive biases, by using the transdiagnostic rDOC approach, and see whether psychedelics such as LSD, Psilocybin and even non-hallucinogenic psychedelics can reverse these effects.

Giordano Rossi, MSc

Esketamine, Depression, Ayahuasca

We are also evaluating subjective effects, safety, tolerability, and possible changes in personality, social cognition and well-being.

We are always up for communicating with people that have interesting ideas or questions. If you want to contact our department, please reach out using this form below.

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