ir. R.S. (Edwin) van Zoutenbier

ir. R.S. (Edwin) van Zoutenbier

Assistant Professor
  • Psychiatry

Research Programs





I studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam / Academic Medical Center (2003-2012). From 2009 I combined my studies with PhD research at the department of neurology of the VU Medical Center Amsterdam, which in 2013 led to the thesis 'Lesions in the connected brain: a network perspective on brain tumors and lesional epilepsy'. I then worked as a postdoctoral physician-researcher at the VUmc Alzheimer Center, and at the Departments of Psychiatry and Intensive Care Medicine at UMC Utrecht.

From 2014 to 2019, I trained as a psychiatrist at UMC Utrecht, also working at Tergooi Ziekenhuizen, Arkin Amsterdam and at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. In 2016 I worked at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre in Australia (supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christos Pantelis and Dr. Andrew Zalesky) and was appointed as honorary fellow from 2017 to 2019. After my training, I worked as a hospital psychiatrist at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Amsterdam.

Since 2019 I work as a psychiatrist at UMC Utrecht, Affective and Psychotic Disorders Unit. I combine my clinical work with scientific research in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Intensive Care Medicine.

I conduct research on the emergence of psychiatric symptoms and the development of predictors of the effectiveness of psychiatric treatments. In doing so, I currently focus particularly on psychotic disorders, depression and delirium, and make extensive use of MRI brain scans and electroencephalography (EEG) recordings of brain activity. Multidisciplinary collaboration is crucial here, for example with researchers from neurology, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The aim of this research is to better adapt treatments to the individual, so that symptoms disappear more quickly and unnecessary side effects can be avoided.


Side Activities

Board member European Delirium Association

Member Scientific Committee Netherlands Psychiatric Association (NvvP)

At hoc lecturer for the Masterclass neuroscience for psychiatrists, LOAG, Psyfar.

Research Output (39)

Interrogating Associations Between Polygenic Liabilities and Electroconvulsive Therapy Effectiveness

Luykx Jurjen J, Loef Dore, Lin Bochao, van Diermen Linda, Nuninga Jasper O, van Exel Eric, Oudega Mardien L, Rhebergen Didi, Schouws Sigfried N T M, van Eijndhoven Philip, Verwijk Esmée, Schrijvers Didier, Birkenhager Tom K, Ryan Karen M, Arts Baer, van Bronswijk Suzanne C, Kenis Gunter, Schurgers Geert, Baune Bernhard T, Arns Martijn, van Dellen Edwin E, Somers Metten, Sommer Iris E C, Boks Marco P, Gülöksüz Sinan, McLoughlin Declan M, Dols Annemiek, Rutten Bart P F 24 Oct 2021, In: Biological Psychiatry. 91 , p. 531-539 9 p.

Large-scale collaboration in ENIGMA-EEG:A perspective on the meta-analytic approach to link neurological and psychiatric liability genes to electrophysiological brain activity

Smit Dirk J.A., Andreassen Ole A., Boomsma Dorret I., Burwell Scott J., Chorlian David B., de Geus Eco J.C., Elvsåshagen Torbjørn, Gordon Reyna L., Harper Jeremy, Hegerl Ulrich, Hensch Tilman, Iacono William G., Jawinski Philippe, Jönsson Erik G., Luykx Jurjen J., Magne Cyrille L., Malone Stephen M., Medland Sarah E., Meyers Jacquelyn L., Moberget Torgeir, Porjesz Bernice, Sander Christian, Sisodiya Sanjay M., Thompson Paul M., van Beijsterveldt Catharina E.M., van Dellen Edwin, Via Marc, Wright Margaret J. Aug 2021, In: Brain and Behavior. 11

Author Correction: Functional connectome differences in individuals with hallucinations across the psychosis continuum

Schutte Maya J L, Bohlken Marc M, Collin Guusje, Abramovic Lucija, Boks Marco P M, Cahn Wiepke, Dauwan Meenakshi, van Dellen Edwin, van Haren Neeltje E M, Hugdahl Kenneth, Koops Sanne, Mandl René C W, Sommer Iris E C 14 Apr 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11 1 p.

Functional connectome differences in individuals with hallucinations across the psychosis continuum

Schutte Maya J L, Bohlken Marc M, Collin Guusje, Abramovic Lucija, Boks Marco P M, Cahn Wiepke, Dauwan Meenakshi, van Dellen Edwin, van Haren Neeltje E M, Hugdahl Kenneth, Koops Sanne, Mandl René C W, Sommer Iris E C 13 Jan 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11 13 p.

Genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia-related electroencephalographical intermediate phenotypes:A systematic review and meta-analysis

Hederih Jure, Nuninga Jasper O., van Eijk Kristel, van Dellen Edwin, Smit Dirk J.A., Oranje Bob, Luykx Jurjen J. 10 Jan 2021, In: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 104

Language in schizophrenia:relation with diagnosis, symptomatology and white matter tracts

de Boer J N, van Hoogdalem M, Mandl R C W, Brummelman J, Voppel A E, Begemann M J H, van Dellen E, Wijnen F N K, Sommer I E C 1 Dec 2020, In: npj Schizophrenia. 6

Hallucinations and other psychotic experiences across diagnoses:A comparison of phenomenological features

Schutte Maya J L, Linszen Mascha M J, Marschall Theresa M, Ffytche Dominic H, Koops Sanne, van Dellen Edwin, Heringa Sophie M, Slooter Arjen J C, Teunisse Rob, van den Heuvel Odile A, Lemstra Afina W, Foncke Elisabeth M J, Slotema Christina Wilhelmina, de Jong Joop, Rossell Susan L, Sommer Iris E C Oct 2020, In: Psychiatry Research. 292

Functional brain networks in the schizophrenia spectrum and bipolar disorder with psychosis

van Dellen Edwin, Börner Corinna, Schutte Maya, van Montfort Simone, Abramovic Lucija, Boks Marco P., Cahn Wiepke, van Haren Neeltje, Mandl René, Stam Cornelis J., Sommer Iris 2 Sep 2020, In: npj Schizophrenia. 6

Predisposition for delirium and EEG characteristics

van Montfort S. J.T., van Dellen E., Wattel L. L., Kant I. M.J., Numan T., Stam C. J., Slooter A. J.C. 1 May 2020, In: Clinical Neurophysiology. 131 , p. 1051-1058 8 p.

fMRI network correlates of predisposing risk factors for delirium:A cross-sectional study

van Montfort S J T, Slooter A J C, Kant I M J, van der Leur R R, Spies C, de Bresser J, Witkamp T D, Hendrikse J, van Dellen E 2020, In: NeuroImage. Clinical. 27 9 p.

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