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Social Media account

A team of GENE Amsterdam members has set up social media accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn! Wonu Akingbuwa and Margot vd Weijer are in the lead so if you want to share something let them know! The links...

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Celebrating 15 years of GWAS discoveries

In 2022, it has been 15 years since the first well-designed genome-wide association study (GWAS). Abdel Abdellaoui and Karin Verweij from Amsterdam UMC together with Loic Yengo and Peter Visscher from the University of Queensland celebrate this with an extensive...

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Symposium March 1st, Genetics of Depression

On March 1, 13.30-18.00, there will be a symposium on 'Novel large-scale genetic studies of depression'. Research of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (Australia), King's College London (UK), and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will be presented. Location:...

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ERC starting grant for Jorien Treur!

ERC starting grant for Jorien Treur!

Comorbidities of mental illness Individuals with a mental illness are much more likely to also experience other health problems. Two of the most important such ‘comorbidities’ of mental illness are the (mis)use of addictive substances and cardiovascular disease....

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Optimizing study designs for iPSC-based disease modelling

Optimizing study designs for iPSC-based disease modelling

Brand new study by Jessie Brunner et al. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) greatly facilitate the investigation of human disease mechanisms, the characterization of patient-specific cellular phenotypes, and the development of new, personalized treatments. For...

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First GENE Amsterdam annual meeting!

First GENE Amsterdam annual meeting!

The first annual GENE Amsterdam day was held November 30, 2022 in the city center of Amsterdam. We look back at an exciting event where over 60 researchers from different genetics research groups in Amsterdam were able to meet and network. In the morning, the new GENE...

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