Dr. Femke Nijboer


Femke Nijboer is an assistant professor in the Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) group at the University of Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands). In May 2008 she obtained a PhD in Neuroscience (magna cum laude) at the International Max Planck Research School for Neural and Behavioral Sciences. She has conducted extensive and widely cited clinical work with brain-computer interfaces for patients with neuromuscular disorders (and locked-in patients) at the Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology of the University of Tübingen. She the winner of the Tursky Award (2006) for Excellence in pre-doctoral research. In 2011 she was awarded with an NWO-Veni grant to develop novel technology assessment tools to investigate ethical, legal and societal issues of research and development of neurotechnologies and to bring together stakeholders from various disciplines. In 2015 she was awarded with the l’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for a 5-month fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (Sept 2016 – Jan 2017). Nijboer currently investigates smart coaching strategies for e-health and telemedicine.