Anouk Marsman



+45 3862 6446


Dr. (MSc, PhD)

Research Interests

As a MR spectroscopy expert, I am particularly experienced in MRS at an ultra-high field of 7T. My focus lies on fundamental brain research in neuropsychiatry and healthy aging, although I am and have been involved in studies on e.g. the liver and tumorous tissues and as well. I am currently starting up studies on our new 7T MR system using 1H-MRS, 31P-MRS, 13C-MRS, functional MRS and MR spectroscopic imaging.

Research Groups

Ultra-High Field MR

Curriculum Vitae



PhD Neuroscience, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


MSc Biology (Cum Laude), University of Groningen, The Netherlands


2015 - Present

Postdoc, DRCMR

2013 - 2015

Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology & Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

2008 - 2013

Department of Psychiatry, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Full CV


Marsman A, Pradhan S, Ford C, Lloyd A, Tanaka T, Sawa A, Barker PB. N-acetyl aspartyl glutamate in first-episode psychosis, in preparation

Marsman A, Tanaka T, Coughlin JM, Edden RAE, Barker PB, Sawa A. Glutathione and Glx in schizophrenia: a 3T 1H-MRS study, in preparation

De Jonge JC, Vinkers CH, Hulshoff Pol HE, Marsman A. The role of GABA in schizophrenia, to be submitted soon

Marsman A, Mandl RCW, Klomp DWJ, Boer VO, Andreychenko A, Cahn W, Kahn RS, Luijten PR, Hulshoff Pol HE, GABA, glutamate and intellectual ability, to be sumitted soon

Coughlin JM, Tanaka T,  Marsman A, Bonekamp S, Higgs C, Kim PK, Edwards JA, Varvaris M, Wang H, Posporelis S, Ma S, Tsujimura T, Edden RA, Pomper MG, Sedlak T, Do K, Schretlen D, Cascella NG, Barker PB, Sawa A, Reduction of peripheral glutathione in schizophrenia: its impact on brain glutamate and cognitive function, under review

Coughlin JM, Tanaka T,  Marsman A, Wang H, Bonekamp S, Kim PK, Higgs C, Varvaris M, Edden RA, Pomper M, Schretlen D, Barker PB, Sawa A, Decoupling of N-acetyl aspartate and glutamate within the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia, Curr Mol Med, 2015, 15(2):176-183

Marsman A, Mandl RCW, Klomp DWJ, Bohlken MM, Boer VO, Andreychenko A, Cahn W, Kahn RS, Luijten PR, Hulshoff Pol HE, GABA and glutamate in schizophrenia: a 7T 1H-MRS study, NeuroImage Clinical, 2014, 6:398-407

Marsman A, Mandl RCW, Van den Heuvel MP, Boer VO, Wijnen JP, Klomp DWJ, Luijten PR, Hulshoff Pol HE, Glutamate changes in healthy young adulthood, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2013, 23(11):1484-1490

Marsman A, Van den Heuvel MP, Klomp DWJ, Kahn RS, Luijten PR, Hulshoff Pol HE, Glutamate in schizophrenia: a focused review and meta-analysis of 1H-MRS studies, Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2013, 39(1):120-129