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 I’m a PhD student in Amsterdam UMC under supervision of Guido van Wingen, Karin Verweij, and Abdel Abdellaoui. I started my PhD project from September 2019. My research interest is to understand the underlying mechanisms of brain disorders and cognition by combining genetic and neuroimaging information. Through linking polygenic score and gene expression to brain structure and function, we hope to find how brain mediates the processes from genes to complex traits.

I got the bachelor’s degree at the Harbin Engineering University in 2016. Since then, I did my master project at the Brainnetome Center, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2019, I got the funding support by China Scholarship Council to start the PhD in Amsterdam.

Mr Shu Liu

Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam

#Neuroimaging #Genetics #Psychiatry

Key publications


  1. S. Liu, D. J. A. Smit, A. Abdellaoui, G. A. van Wingen, K. J. H. Verweij, (2022). Brain Structure and Function Show Distinct Relations With Genetic Predispositions to Mental Health and Cognition. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. Link

  2. S. Liu, A. Li, Y. Liu, J. Li, M. Wang, Y. Sun, W. Qin, C. Yu, T. Jiang, B. Liu, (2020). MIR137 polygenic risk is associated with schizophrenia and affects functional connectivity of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Psychological Medicine, 50(9), 1510–1518. Link

  3. S. Liu, A. Li, Y. Liu, H. Yan, M. Wang, Y. Sun, L. Fan, M. Song, K. Xu, J. Chen, Y. Chen, H. Wang, H. Guo, P. Wan, L. Lv, Y. Yang, P. Li, L. Lu, J. Yan, H. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Wu, Y. Ning, D. Zhang, T. Jiang, B. Liu, (2020). Polygenic effects of schizophrenia on hippocampal grey matter volume and hippocampus-medial prefrontal cortex functional connectivity. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 216(5), 267-274. Link

  4. S. Liu, A. Li, M. Zhu, J. Li, B. Liu, (2019). Genetic influences on cortical myelination in the human brain. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 18(4), e12537. Link



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