M. Wijdeveld

PhD Candidate, Other Academic Staff
Main activities
Patient care, Research
Gut microbiota
Focus of research

 For my research, I will study the link between gut microbiota and colonic fermentation products and appetite, insulin and glucose sensitivity in humans. Besides, I will look at neural responses (determined by fMRI) to virtual food stimuli and the actual consumption of food and relate these responses to specific quantitative measures of specific fermentation metabolite production in the intestine.

Key publications
  • Fluitman Kristina S., Wijdeveld Madelief, Nieuwdorp Max, Ijzerman Richard G. Potential of butyrate to influence food intake in mice and men Gut 2018;67 (7):1203-1204 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae

 Personal details

Madelief Wijdeveld

Address 118 Tweede Jacob van Campenstraat
1073 XX Amsterdam

Mobile phone number 06 49805007


Date and place of birth April 18, 1995, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Resume Madelief Wijdeveld




Career objective

As a medical student at the University of Amsterdam, I am looking for the opportunity to apply my medical knowledge and at the same time contribute in the research field of Internal Medicine.

I already have experience in data acquisition, data processing, performing statistical analysis, writing scientific articles, presenting my work to other researchers and assuming a critical attitude towards both my own work and that of others.

I already know that I am a competent researcher and am looking forward to extending my research skills even further and improving my medical skills as well.


Laura S. van Velzen a,*,1, Madelief Wijdeveld a,1, Catherine N. Black , Marie-Jose van Tol, Nic J.A. van der Wee, Dick J. Veltman, Brenda W.J.H. Penninx, Lianne Schmaal (2017). Oxidative stress and brain morphology in individuals with depression, anxiety and healthy controls. Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 76, 140-144.

Academic qualifications


MD/PhD Scholarship trajectory at the Graduate School of the AMC, University of Amsterdam.

Medicine premaster, AMC, University of Amsterdam.

MA Philosophy: philosophy, University of Amsterdam.

BA Neuroscience (Psychobiologie), University of Amsterdam.
6 months Research internship.

September 2013 – January 2013
Minor Journalism and Review, University of Amsterdam.

2012-2015 BA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam.

2006-2012 High school: Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam.
Curriculum: Science.
Subjects passed: Dutch, English, French, Latin, Greek, Biology, Physics, Mathematics B, Chemistry.

Obtained degrees

• Medicine premaster certificate 2016-2017, AMC, University of Amsterdam.
• Master Philosophy 2015-2016, University of Amsterdam.
• Bachelor Neuroscience (“Psychobiologie”) 2013-2016, University of Amsterdam.
• Bachelor Philosophy 2012-2015, University of Amsterdam.

Working experience

December 2017 - present PhD at the department of Internal Medicine at the AMC, supervised by Prof. Dr. M. Nieuwdorp.

January 2016 – July 2016
Intern at the GGZ InGeest under the supervision of Laura van Velzen (PhD student). Work: acquiring data, performing MRI scans, conducting statistical analyses, writing a paper on the relation between oxidative stress and subcortical brain volume, presenting my work to the research team there.

December 2015 – September 2017
Volunteer caregiver and resident at the house of an elder man suffering from Inclusion Body Myositis

March 2015 – July 2017
Employee Ice Cream Factory Monte Pelmo.
17 Tweede Anjeliersdwarsstraat, Amsterdam.

December 2015 – March 2016 Teacher of examination courses for Future Students. Courses taught: Genetics and Evolution and Learning and Memory.
Skills obtained:
• Tutoring classes of 20 students about several neuroscientific subjects.
• Adequately preparing students for their exam.
• Answering questions.
• Creating assignments as an example to explain difficult subjects.
• Creating PowerPoint presentations about the subject matter.

April 2014 - October 2014
Employee IJscuypje.
33 Plantage Kerklaan, Amsterdam.

May 2012 - November 2014
Employee bread department, Albert Heijn.
101 Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam.

2012 – November 2017 High school tutor, both self-employed and for a tutoring company: Bijlesnetwerk. Subjects: Dutch, English, French, Latin, Greek, mathematics, chemistry and biology.

2011 - 2012 Domestic servant at a family with a child suffering from cystic fibrosis.

2011 Merchandiser, Albert Heijn.
Gelderlandplein 47.

2009 - 2012
Blogger for Magazine J/M Ouders.
Subject: the life of a teenage girl and what it is like to go through puberty.

Spoken languages

Native language
Engels Excellent
Frans Good, B1 level
Duits Sufficient


Laura S. van Velzen. PhD at GGZ InGeest. We worked on the article together.
Email: Phone number: 06 20528057.

Prof. dr. Jan-Hindrik Ravesloot. Professor teaching physiology at both the medicine department and the neuroscience (Psychobiology) department of the University of Amsterdam. Coordinator of the premaster.

Prof. dr. M. Nieuwdorp MD PhD. Professor at the Internal Medicine/Endocrinology department and Principal Investigator of the AMC.
Email: Phone number: 020 5666612.