am professor at the University
of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology (EURIBEB).
My research interests are in the fields of complex traits genetics,
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
and co-founders of the Gentrepreneur Consortium and the Social Science
Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC).
A selection of my papers is
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)
Last update: Jul 28th, 2015.