lab Members

Annette Schenck
Principle investigator

Lab technician

Mireia Coll Tané
PhD candidate

Laura Blok
PhD candidate

Drosophila and human habituation in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Enjoys hiking and camping, and believes you can never have enough plants.

Lara van Renssen
PhD candidate

Sleep of people and flies with neurodevelopmental syndromes

Also passionate about rowing and visiting the zoo.

Jingyi (Adela) Long

PhD candidate

Epilepsy and sleep

Likes to share delicious snacks and help "gaining weight". On weekends, she explores the Netherlands!

Marina Boon
PhD candidate

Reversibility of learning deficits

Loves her cat, plants, and eating her way through different cultures.

Boyd van Reijmersdal
PhD candidate

Identifying molecular causes to habituation learning & sleep deficits

Likes to ride bikes, discover good music, and watch boring documentaries.

Marije Asbreuk
Student Assistant

Biomedical Sciences - medical neuroscience specialization

Loves hiking, cycling, kayaking, and Italy: “La vita è una combinazione di magia e pasta!

Chiara Pignato

Sleep, epilepsy, and social space.

Likes to read, bake delicious things, and LOVES Christmas (proud winner of the Christmas bingo, haha)

Sanne Papeleu

Learning deficits

Loves reading, gardening and likes to cook new ‘weird’ recipes.

Ana Serna


Loves being Mediterranean and has a passion for appetizers in the sun. Now in the Netherlands, she has learnt to enjoy just appetizers.


I basically do everything. Without me, everybody above me is completely lost.

The fly food is yummie though, so not complaining.


They see me crawling, they hatin'

Our Alumni

Post-docs and other researchers:

Prof. Paul Lasko (Radboud Excellence professorship)

Kevin Lüthy (Post-doc)

Michaela Fenckova (Post-doc)

Monique van der Voet (Post-doc)

Prof. Christiane Zweier (Guest researcher)

Jamie Kramer (Post-Doc)

Eiko de Jong (Post-Doc)

PhD students:

Euginia Singgih

Ilse Eidhof

Sarah Foriel

Benjamin Harich

Human Riahi Asl

Benjamin Harich

Tom Koemans

Anna Castells-Nobau

Bonnie Nijhof

Korinna Kochinke

Merel Oortveld

Technicians and lab support:

Irene Janssen (Technician)

Jolanda de Gooyert (Technician)

Nikky Kaptein (labsupport via Pluryn)

Carswell Werleman (labsupport via Pluryn)

Tom van de Broek (labsupport via Pluryn)

Internship students:

Laura Winkler

Jonathan Feenstra

Lara Gerding

Kira Hoeffer

Jessica Luyckx

Janne Knuiman

Ella Najlah

Izel Erdogan

Christos Sougklakos

Ella Najlah

Emma Brinkmann

Alina Krebbers

Cas Boshoven

Isabel Terwindt

Lisa van Ninhuys

Lise Verkooijen

Lisa van Ninhuys

Sheren Christine

Lejla Koco

Rik Scharn