Daniel Fängström

PhD can­di­date

Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsinki
Behav­iour­al & Brain Sciences
Fac­ul­ty of Medicine
Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy and Logopedics
Haart­maninkatu 3
00290 Helsinki

Daniel com­plet­ed a B.Sc. in Bio­med­ical sci­ence at Umeå Uni­ver­si­ty, Swe­den, and a M.Sc. in Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science at Rad­boud Uni­ver­si­ty in Nijmegen, the Nether­lands. For the the­sis for his mas­ter’s degree he inves­ti­gat­ed a link between object mem­o­ry and spa­tial mem­o­ry using fMRI and vir­tu­al real­i­ty. After his mas­ter, he worked as a research assis­tant at the Don­ders Insti­tute in Nijmegen where he inves­ti­gat­ed devel­op­men­tal dyslex­ia and abnor­mal­i­ties in neu­ronal migra­tion with struc­tur­al MRI meth­ods. Fol­low­ing that, he worked as a research assis­tant in a project at the Don­ders Insti­tute where he was part of cre­at­ing a pipeline for MRI cross reg­is­tra­tion and hip­pocam­pal seg­men­ta­tion, which could then be able to be used as a pool for pre­dic­tive stud­ies on Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2020 he joined the O’BRAIN lab as a PhD can­di­date in the Helsin­ki part of the group, where he is inves­ti­gat­ing how diet affects the dopamin­er­gic sys­tem and how that in turn affects reward predictions.

2020— PhD stu­dent, Dopamin­er­gic func­tions under­ly­ing mal­adap­tive reward seek­ing in obe­si­ty, Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki (Fin­land)
2018–2019 Soft­ware devel­op­er, Yoast B.V., Wijchen (Nether­lands)
2016–2017 Soft­ware devel­op­er, Eurotrol B.V., Ede (Nether­lands)
2015 Research assis­tant, Don­ders Insti­tute for Brain, Cog­ni­tion and Behav­iour, Nijmegen (Nether­lands)
2013–2014 Research assis­tant, Don­ders Insti­tute for Brain, Cog­ni­tion and Behav­iour, Nijmegen (Nether­lands)
2011–2013 M.Sc Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science, Rad­boud Uni­ver­si­ty, Nijmegen (Nether­lands)
2007–2011 B.Sc Bio­med­ical Sci­ence, Umeå Uni­ver­si­ty, Umeå (Swe­den)