Richard Karlsson Linnér

PhD student
PhD student

Short CV

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

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

06/2012 – 06/2014 | Position: Lecturer | Ekonomifakta, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

08/2012 – 06/2014 | Linköping University, MSc Economics

08/2009 - 06/2012 | Linköping University, BSc Political Sciences and Economics


Epigenome-Wide Association Study of Educational Attainment

Educational attainment is an important predictor of health outcomes across the life-course, occupational attainment, and cognitive function. Genome-wide association studies have estimated that circa 30 percent of the variance in educational attainment is explained by genetic differences between individuals. Epigenetic changes are modifications “on top” of the DNA and the pattern of the modifications changes over the lifetime due to e.g. environmental effects. Epigenetic changes show a systematic correlation with gene expression and it is therefore important to research in order to fully understand how genetics and environment interact for a complex phenotype such as educational attainment.

Contact info


VU - Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research
Dept Complex Trait Genetics
W&N building, room A603
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam


+31 20 598 5181