Merlijn Botter graduated in 2014 from the Free University of Amsterdam in the field of clinical neuropsychology. After his studies he started as a neuropsychologist at the Alzheimer Research Center in Amsterdam. Here he treated patients with dementia who were receiving a possible drug against Alzheimer’s disease.
After that, Merlijn ended up as a researcher at the Amsterdam UMC. He used MRI to research the development of the brain in children who had experienced a traumatic event.