Elleke Tissink

PhD student
Team Member

Short CV

2019 – presentPhD CandidateVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2016 – 2018MSc Neuroscience & CognitionUtrecht University
2012 – 2016BSc Cognitive & Neurobiological PsychologyUtrecht University


During several research projects at the VUmc, UMCU, Max Planck Institute and Karolinska Institute, I got fascinated by the complex and interactive effect of genetic and environmental factors on human brain structure and function. During my PhD I integrate genomic data with neuroimaging data. In this way I aim to gain insight into the genetic architecture of brain structures and functions and its relation to psychiatric disorders.

Highlighted publications

• Czamara, D., Tissink, E., Tuhkanen, J., Martins, J., Awaloff, Y., Drake, A. J., … & Binder, E. B. (2021). Combined effects of genotype and childhood adversity shape variability of DNA methylation across age. Translational psychiatry, 11(1), 1-11.

Contact info


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
Department of Complex Trait Genetics
W&N building, Room B-628
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands


+31 20 598 94 83