Douglas Wightman

PhD student
Team Member

Short CV

2019-Present PhD candidate, VU University
2017-2018 MRes Medical Genetics, Newcastle University
2016-2017 Fermentation Scientist, NREL
2013-2016 BSc Molecular and Cellular Biology, Newcastle University


Increasingly large samples sizes in genome wide association studies (GWAS) have increased the number of significantly associated variants and increased the workload for analysts attempting to identify the functional relationships connecting the variants to the traits of interest. My aim is to develop pipelines that integrate novel and existing tools to streamline the analytical process, from raw data to functional understanding, to make genetic analysis more accessible.

Contact info


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
Department of Complex Trait Genetics
W&N building, Room B-636
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands


+31 20 598 96 46