Yongbin Wei

Postdoctoral researcher
Team Member

Short CV

• 2019-present Postdoctoral Researcher VU Amsterdam
• 2018-2019 PhD candidate VU Amsterdam
• 2015-2018 PhD candidate University Medical Center Utrecht
• 2012-2015 MSc Computer Science Beijing Normal University
• 2008-2012 BSc Electronic and Information Engineering Beihang University


The brain connectome is a comprehensive map of neural elements linked by connections. At macroscale, the connectome is formed by brain regions and white matter tracts, interplaying with the molecule-level transcriptome and the cell-level cytoarchitecture. Combining multiscale datasets, my research mainly focuses on exploring the biological mechanism under human brain connectome and improving our understanding of the connectome-based pathology in psychiatric diseases.

Highlighted publications

Wei Y., de Lange S.C., Scholtens L.H., Ardesch D., Jansen P.R., Savage J.E., Watanabe K., Li L., Preuss T.M., Rilling J.K., Posthuma D., van den Heuvel M.P. (2019): Genetic mapping and evolutionary analysis of human-expanded cognitive networks, Nature Communications

• Cui L. #, Wei Y. #, Xi Y., Griffa A., de Lange S.C., Kahn R.S., Yin H., van den Heuvel M.P. (2019): Brain connectome-based patterns of first-episode medication naïve schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Bulletin

Wei Y., Scholtens L.H., Turk E., van den Heuvel M.P. (2019): Multiscale examination of cytoarchitectonic similarity and human brain connectivity, Network Neuroscience

Wei Y., Collin G., Mandl R.C.W., Cahn W., Keunen K., Schmidt R., Kahn R.S., van den Heuvel M.P. (2018): Cortical magnetization transfer abnormalities and connectome dysconnectivity in schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research

Wei Y., Liao X., Yan C., He Y., Xia M. (2017): Identifying topological motif patterns of human brain functional networks, Human Brain Mapping

Contact info


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
Department of Complex Trait Genetics
W&N building, Room B-643
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands


+31 20 598 83 42