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GENE Amsterdam Interview Session 4: Dennis van ‘t Ent

This month, we interview Dennis van 't Ent: associate professor at the department of Biological Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Please tell us about your background and how you became an imaging genetics researcher. I studied physics and astronomy, but...

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Opportunity to join our Research Meeting Committee

Opportunity to join our Research Meeting Committee Is your new years resolution to become more involved? To build your CV? Or perhaps to get to know more scientists within your field? This is the opportunity you have been waiting for! We are looking for a volunteer to...

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GENE Amsterdam Interview Session 3: Philip Jansen

Can you tell us about your background and how you became both a clinical geneticist and researcher in complex trait genetics? I went to Erasmus Medical Center where I completed my medical degree in 2014. Interestingly, my medical training included very little...

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GENE Amsterdam Day 2023

GENE Amsterdam Day 2023

GENE Amsterdam Day 2023 November 28, the second annual GENE Amsterdam Day was held in the Doelenzaal in Amsterdam. We reflect back on a wonderful day full of interesting talks and discussions. We started the day with a recap by Margot van de Weijer on the work done by...

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GENE Amsterdam Interview session 2: Laura Wesseldijk

GENE Amsterdam Interview session 2: Laura Wesseldijk

Can you tell us about your background and how you ended up doing musicality research?I did my PhD at the Biological Psychology department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where I investigated genetic and environmental risk factors for childhood psychopathology....

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Annual GENE Amsterdam day: Keynote Announcement

Annual GENE Amsterdam day: Keynote Announcement

We are excited to announce prof. dr. Peter Visscher will be presenting the keynote lecture at the 2023 GENE Amsterdam day. Peter Visscher FRS is professor of Quantitative Genetics at the University of Queensland. After an undergraduate degree in the...

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GENE Amsterdam Interview session 1: Aysu Okbay

Can you tell us about your background?I currently work at the economics department of the VU. My research focuses on the genetic architecture of social science outcomes, which is a very broad category. I've mostly been working on the genetics of educational attainment...

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New website feature: GENE interviews

New website feature: GENE interviews

The Genetics Network (GENE) Amsterdam is large and spread out over several locations across the city. As a result, the researchers from different groups of the network can sometimes feel isolated from each other. As a way of bridge-building, we...

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