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Principal Engineer

Heijkoop, Roy

Principal Engineer
Behavioral and Translational Neuroscience




Research interests

  • Neurobiology of the reward system in rats

Helse Nord funded project (2018): "The risks of excessive junk food consumption on the brain reward system. A translational study"

 

  • Neurobiology of sexual motivation and sexual behavior in rats

NFR funded project (2015): "which brain projections are involved in natural reward"

 

  • Neurodevelopmental effects in offspring.

Helse-Nord funded project (2015): "Antidepressant use during pregnancy: the neurodevelopmental effects in the offspring" 


Coauthor (with Dr. Eelke Snoeren) of successful grant applications:

  • 2018 Helse Nord (3.252 million NOK)
  • 2018 NRSN PhD Summerschool (500 000 NOK)
  • 2015 NFR FRIPRO (7.1 million)
  • 2015 Helse Nord (1.7 million NOK)

Publications in CRIStin


  • Houwing, Danielle; Heijkoop, Roy; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke. Perinatal fluoxetine exposure changes social and stress-coping behavior in adult rats housed in a seminatural environment. Neuropharmacology 2019; Volum 151. ISSN 0028-3908.s 84 - 97.s doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2019.03.037.
  • Heijkoop, Roy; Huijgens, Patty Thalia; Snoeren, Eelke. Assessment of sexual behavior in rats: the potentials and pitfalls.. Behavioural Brain Research 2017; Volum 352. ISSN 0166-4328.s 70 - 80.s doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.10.029.
  • Frankhuisen, Rutger; Van Herwaarden, Margot; Heijkoop, Roy; Baron, Astrid; Vermeijden, Reinoud; Smout, André; Gooszen, Hein; Samsom, Melvin. Functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome in patients with achalasia and its association with non-cardiac chest pain and a decreased health-related quality of life.. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 2009; Volum 44 (6). ISSN 0036-5521.s 687 - 691.s doi: 10.1080/00365520902783709.
  • Frankhuisen, Rutger; Heijkoop, Roy; Van Herwaarden, Margot; De Vries, Durk; Smout, André; Baron, Astrid; Samsom, Melvin. Validation of a disease-specific quality-of-life questionnaire in a large sample of Dutch achalasia patients.. Diseases of the esophagus 2008; Volum 21 (6). ISSN 1120-8694.s 544 - 550.s doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2008.00815.x.
  • Frankhuisen, Rutger; Van Herwaarden, Margot; Heijkoop, Roy; Smout, André; Baron, Astrid; Vermeijden, Reinoud; Gooszen, Hein; Samsom, Melvin. Persisting symptoms and decreased health-related quality-of-life in a cross-sectional study of treated achalasia patients.. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2007; Volum 26 (6). ISSN 0269-2813.s 899 - 904.s doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2007.03423.x.
  • Houwing, Danielle; Heijkoop, Roy; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke. Perinatal fluoxetine exposure changes social and stress-coping behavior in adult rats housed in a seminatural environment. Neuropharmacology 2019; Volum 151. ISSN 0028-3908.s 84 - 97.s doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2019.03.037.

  • Heijkoop, Roy; Huijgens, Patty Thalia; Snoeren, Eelke. Assessment of sexual behavior in rats: the potentials and pitfalls.. Behavioural Brain Research 2017; Volum 352. ISSN 0166-4328.s 70 - 80.s doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.10.029.

  • Frankhuisen, Rutger; Van Herwaarden, Margot; Heijkoop, Roy; Baron, Astrid; Vermeijden, Reinoud; Smout, André; Gooszen, Hein; Samsom, Melvin. Functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome in patients with achalasia and its association with non-cardiac chest pain and a decreased health-related quality of life.. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 2009; Volum 44 (6). ISSN 0036-5521.s 687 - 691.s doi: 10.1080/00365520902783709.

  • Frankhuisen, Rutger; Heijkoop, Roy; Van Herwaarden, Margot; De Vries, Durk; Smout, André; Baron, Astrid; Samsom, Melvin. Validation of a disease-specific quality-of-life questionnaire in a large sample of Dutch achalasia patients.. Diseases of the esophagus 2008; Volum 21 (6). ISSN 1120-8694.s 544 - 550.s doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2008.00815.x.

  • Frankhuisen, Rutger; Van Herwaarden, Margot; Heijkoop, Roy; Smout, André; Baron, Astrid; Vermeijden, Reinoud; Gooszen, Hein; Samsom, Melvin. Persisting symptoms and decreased health-related quality-of-life in a cross-sectional study of treated achalasia patients.. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2007; Volum 26 (6). ISSN 0269-2813.s 899 - 904.s doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2007.03423.x.

  • Huijgens, Patty; Heijkoop, Roy; Vanderschuren, LJMJ; Lesscher, Heidi; Snoeren, Eelke. Involvement of the BNST and its projection to the VTA in motivation for a natural food reward. FENS-Hertie Winter School 2019-01-06 - 2019-01-12 2019.

  • Heinla, Indrek; Heijkoop, Roy; Houwing, Danielle; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke. Perinatal SSRI exposure affects prosocial behaviour in adult rats. Conference: Perinatal Origins of Neuropsychiatric Disorders: from Molecular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Perspectives 2019-05-29 - 2019-06-01 2019.

  • Hegstad, Jan; Heijkoop, Roy; Houwing, Danielle; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke. Perinatal SSRI exposure does not affect female sexual behavior. Nordic Neuroscience meeting 2019-06-12 - 2019-06-14 2019.

  • Heinla, Indrek; Heijkoop, Roy; Houwing, Danielle; Snoeren, Eelke. Perinatal SSRI exposure affects prosocial behavior in adult rats. Nordic Neuroscience meeting 2019-06-12 - 2019-06-14 2019.

  • Huijgens, Patty; Heijkoop, Roy; Vanderschuren, Louk; Lesscher, Heidi; Snoeren, Eelke. Effect of stimulating and silencing the BNST and BNST-VTA projection on sucrose self-administration in rats. Nordic Neuroscience meeting 2019-06-12 - 2019-06-14 2019.

  • Heijkoop, Roy; Houwing, Danielle; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke. Perinatal SSRI exposure and male rat sexual behavior. Nordic Neuroscience meeting 2019-06-12 - 2019-06-14 2019.

  • Heinla, Indrek; Heijkoop, Roy; Houwing, Danielle; Snoeren, Eelke. Perinatal SSRI exposure affects (pro)social behaviour in adult rats. FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2018-07-07 - 2018-07-11 2018.

  • Huijgens, Patty Thalia; Heijkoop, Roy; Snoeren, Eelke. The role of glutamatergic medial amygdala neurons in male rat sexual behavior.. Nordic Neuroscience 2017 2017-06-07 - 2017-06-09 2017.

  • Huijgens, Patty Thalia; Heijkoop, Roy; Snoeren, Eelke. Involvement of glutamatergic medial amygdala neurons in ejaculation in male rats. Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017-11-11 - 2017-11-15 2017.

  • Heijkoop, Roy; Houwing, Danielle; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke. The effects of perinatal SSRI exposure on behavior during adulthood. Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2017-11-11 - 2017-11-15 2017.

  • Houwing, Danielle; Heijkoop, Roy; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke. Perinatal SSRI exposure affects behavior during adulthood in rats. Annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 2017-06-11 - 2017-06-14 2017.

  • Huijgens, Patty Thalia; Heijkoop, Roy; Snoeren, Eelke. Glutamatergic medial amygdala neurons are involved in ejaculation but not sexual motivation in male rats. Annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 2017-06-11 - 2017-06-14 2017.

  • Snoeren, Eelke; Heijkoop, Roy. Shining a light on brain function. (fulltekst) UiT Helseblogg 2016.