Dorret I. Boomsma#

Dorret I. Boomsma
Membership Number:3259
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1998-present Full professor of Biological Psychology, Free University and Free University Medical Centre, Amsterdam; Head of Department
  • 1994-1997 Associate professor (Department of Psychonomics, Free university)
  • 1990-1994 Assistant professor (Department of Psychonomics, VU Univ)
  • 1985-1990 Research scientist Genetics of Cardiovascular Risk Factors (Free University)
  • 1984-1985 Statistician (Department of Dental Surgery, Free University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Individual differences in normal and abnormal behavior, health, and cognition
  • Genetic and biological basis of individual differences
  • Etiological pathways to complex behavioral and neuropsychiatric traits and common diseases
  • Genetics of twinning
  • Large scale longitudinal genetic-epidemiological studies of complex traits (Netherlands Twin Register (NTR)
  • Genetic linkage, association and expression studies (NTR Biobank project)

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 KNAW Merian Prize
  • 2011 NARSAD established investigator
  • 2009 Hendrik Muller Award (awarded by Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • 2008 ERC established investigator
  • 2002 James Shield Award (awarded by the International Society for the Study of Twins)
  • 2002 Spinoza Premium (awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • 2001 Member,Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
  • 2001 Member KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences)
  • 1996 Junior-Heymans Award (awarded by Dutch Psychological Association)
  • 1985 Thompson Award (awarded by Behavior Genetics Association)

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