- Full Professor in Genetics and Wellbeing, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Biological Psychology, Netherlands Twin Register, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute
We use genetically informative approaches to get a better hold of the genetic and environmental influences and the fascinating, but complex interplay of genes and environment to understand the causes of individual differences in wellbeing. The large-scale longitudinal database of the Netherlands Twin Register (www.tweelingenregister.vu.nl) contains lots of valuable data for AI approaches, for example longitudinal survey data, multi-omics data, and possibilities for linking to other databases. We furthermore collect ecological momentary assessment data and passive sensing data to study daily life wellbeing.
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