Professor Dr. Manon Benders is director of the Departement neonatology of the Wilhelmina Children’s hospital of the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She was working as a senior clinical lecturer, King’s college London and honary consultant in Neonatology at Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in 2014. During her training she did a junior research fellowship at UCLA in 1997, USA and a neonatal neurology fellowship at University of Geneva (Prof. dr. P.S. Hüppi) in 2006-2007. Her research focus is on brain development and neonatal brain injury using advanced quantification MRI techniques predicting neurodevelopmental outcome and developing neuroprotective/neuroregenerative strategies from bench-to-bedside. In this research field she is supervising several PhD students and clinical research fellows, working in different national and international research projects, as well in clinical as experimental studies.