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Genetics of childhood mental disorders by Christel Middeldorp

Research meeting alert! March 8, 10.30, prof. Christel Middeldorp will present about her work on the genetics of childhood mental disorders. It will be an online meeting: Hope to see you all! 

Pharmacogenetics by Pierre Bet

VU Amsterdam Amsterdam

The next research meeting is April 5th (10.30-11.30). Dr. Pierre Bet will talk about Pharmacogenetics research and the current applications in the Amsterdam UMC. The meeting will be hybrid with lunch! Location NU-5A47, VU.

Jasper van Linthorst presents research meeting May 10th

The next GENE Amsterdam research meeting will be on May 10th @10.30 via zoom. Jasper van Linthorst will present his work on "Repurposing sequencing data from non-invasive prenatal testing for the use in genome-wide association studies". Jasper is affiliated with the group from Erik Sistermans at the Department of Human Genetics, Amsterdam UMC.    In addition, David […]

Genetics of cardiomyopathies by Alex Lipov


Alex Lipov will present his work on exploring the complex spectrum of dominance and recessiveness in genetic cardiomyopathies. Alex is affiliated with the Experimental Cardiology Department of Amsterdam UMC. The meeting will start 10.30 sharp, online and live (including lunch!). Location AMC, room E2-166.

Genetics Community Research on prenatal testing

The next research meeting is July 5th (10.30-11.30). Speakers are Carla van El and Karuna van der Meij of Genetics Community Research of the Amsterdam UMC. Please join us for an overview of themes and some results from research into non-invasive prenatal testing! The meeting will be online via zoom (

Research meeting: Jeanne Savage

VU Amsterdam Amsterdam

The next meeting is Thursday September 7th (13:00-14:00), both at the VU (NU-3A65) and online. Jeanne Savage will present on “Rethinking the phenotype: Strategies to address genetic heterogeneity in alcohol misuse”. Jeanne is affiliated with the department of Complex Trait Genetics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Research Meeting: Anil Ori


The next GENE Amsterdam research meeting will be on Thursday, October 5th @13.00 via zoom.   Anil Ori will present his ongoing work on “Investigating Complex Trait Architecture at the Tails and Representation in Dutch Medical Cohorts”. Anil is working in the Genetic Epidemiology Research Group at the Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC.   

Research meeting: Hilary Martin


Hilary Martin will present a talk titled “Dissecting the polygenic contribution to rare neurodevelopmental disorders”. Hilary is a Group Leader in Human Genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. You can find more information about her and her research here: Location: Amsterdam UMC, location AMC Psychiatry building, Room PA3.102

Research Meeting: Mieke van Haelst

VU Amsterdam Amsterdam

Mieke van Haelst is a professor at the department of human genetics at the Amsterdam AMC. More information on her: Mieke van Haelst ( Room details:Vrije Universiteit, New University building, Room NU-2B05 (hybrid)

Research Meeting: Giacomo Bignardi & Laura Wesseldijk


In this research meeting, we will hear from two speakers about the "genetics of talent in the arts, a critical perspective". The speakers are: Giacomo Bignardi: Genetic effects on variability in visual aesthetic evaluations are partially shared across visual domains ( Laura Wesseldijk: Notes from Beethoven’s genome Giacomo is affiliated with the Language & Genetics Department of the Max […]

Research meeting: Marijn Schipper


Marijn Schipper will present his work on FLAMES, a framework to prioritize causal genes from GWAS. FLAMES annotates GWAS loci with relevant data and automatically predicts a causal gene in a given GWAS locus. He will elaborate on the development and performance of this machine-learning framework. Marijn has been trained as a molecular and cellular biologist and […]

Research Meeting: Pierre Bet


The next GENE Amsterdam research meeting will be on Thursday, June 6th @13.00 via zoom. Pierre Bet will update us on his work in pharmacogenetics. Pierre is affiliated with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy at the Amsterdam UMC.