Normal and abnormal visual development in Children: a view across borders - Prof. dr. Hans van der Steen

Prof. dr. Hans van der Steen, Erasmus MC, Department of Neuroscience

Biography
Professor van der Steen is a full professor at the department of Neuroscience of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam.
He holds the Chair on visual information processing, endowed by Royal Dutch Visio. His areas of expertise are sensory and motor physiology, which include the vestibular system, visual system, oculomotor system, cerebellum and cognitive neurosciences. His research includes neural motor control, binocular vision, cerebellar plasticity and visuo-vestibular interactions. His current main research focus is on visual information processing in children and adults. Examples of his published work are articles about eye tracking as a method to quantify visual function in children and identification of visual impairment of preterm born children. He closely works with ophthalmologists, neurologists, neonatologists in the Netherlands and has several international collaborations supervising PhD students in India (Vision Research Foundation in Chennai) and in Mexico (Department of Neurodevelopment, Hospital EspaƱol, Mexico City).

Next to his outstanding work as a researcher, he has been involved for 40 years in education for medical students on general physiology and neuroscience and from 2000 to 2013 as program director of the research master Neuroscience.