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I am professor at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology (EURIBEB).

My research interests are in the fields of complex traits genetics, genoeconomics, behavioral economics, and entrepreneurship. In particular, I investigate how genes influence economic behavior, and how insights into the genetic architecture of behavioral outcomes can inform social and medical research. I am one of the principal investigators and co-founders of the Gentrepreneur Consortium and the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC).

A selection of my papers is accessible online.


Recent research

"Polygenic risk scores for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder predict creativity", R. A. Power, S. Steinberg, G. Bjornsdottir, C.A. Rietveld, A. Abdelloui, M.M. Nivard, M. Johannesson, T. Galesloot, J.J. Hottenga, G. Willemsen, D. Cesarini, D.J. Benjamin, P.K.E. Magnusson, F. Ullén, H. Tiemeier, A. Hofman, F.J. van Rooij, G.B. Walters, E. Sigurdsson, T.E. Thorgeirsson, A. Ingason, A. Helgason, A. Kong, L.A. Kiemeney, P. Koellinger, D.I. Boomsma, D. Gudbjartsson, H. Stefansson, K. Stefansson, Nature Neuroscience, 18, 953-955, 2015. doi: 10.1038/nn.4040


Jul 2015: From September onward, I will join the Department of Complex Traits Genetics at the VU Amsterdam. I'm very much looking forward!

Feb 2015: I received an ERC Consolidator Grant for the SSGAC project 
"The molecular genetic architecture of educational attainment and its significance for cognitive health".

Inaugural lecture at the University of Amsterdam (25.09.2014)
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Last update: Jul 28th, 2015.