Fleur Meddens

PhD student
PhD student

Short CV

09/2014 – Current | Position: PhD Student Genoeconomics | Complex Trait Genetics Lab, Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, VU Amsterdam

09/2014 – 09/2015 | Position: PhD Student Entrepreneurship & Genoeconomics | Entrepreneurship & Innovation Section, Amsterdam Business School, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Amsterdam

09/2012 – 07/2014 | University of Groningen | Research MSc Clinical & Psychosocial Epidemiology | Specialization in psychiatric epidemiology | Cum laude

08/2009 – 07/2012 | Amsterdam University College | Honors BA | Specializations in cognitive, health, and biomedical science | Summa cum laude


Although an overwhelming majority of twin and adoption studies suggests that economically relevant behaviours and outcomes are at least moderately heritable, little is known about how and which genes are involved. My aim is to detect which genetic variants are robustly associated with traits such as risk preferences, subjective well-being and educational attainment, and to use that information to ascertain which genes are likely to exert causal influence.

Contact info


Dept. of Complex Trait Genetics
De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Room A-603


+31 20 598 5181

E-mail:s.f.w.meddens [at] vu.nl