Research in CTGlab explores the genetic and environmental causes of individual differences in behavior, cognition and mental and physical health. We integrate knowledge from different fields (biology, genetics, neuroimaging, bioinformatics) and use and develop statistical tools to analyze and understand genomic data for complex traits.
An international research team led by Professor Danielle Posthuma (VU / VUmc) has identified the genes, brain areas and cell types that are important in intelligence and neuroticism. Both studies were published June 25, 2018 in Nature Genetics.
A joint effort between the groups of Gerome Breen of the Institute of Psychiatry, London and Danielle Posthuma of the CNCR-CTG, highlights functional consequences of genes associated with intelligence, published March 8, in Molecular Psychiatry.
As of March 1, 2018 Martijn van den Heuvel has started as a new PI at the Department of Complex Trait Genetics of the CNCR.