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It's time for our fourth CID symposium. Register now!

We are aiming at an interactive programme with inspiring talks and discussions on a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from genetics all the way to ethical aspects of DNA research. There will also be plenty of time to meet all of our experts.

We look forward to welcoming you! Attendance is free of charge. Register now by sending an email to Iris Bleeker with the subject “Registration CID symposium 2018”. Please provide us with your name, affiliation, and possible dietary wishes.

The fourth CID symposium will take place on 20 April, 2018 from 9.30h in Paushuize, Kromme Nieuwegracht 49, 3512 HE Utrecht.

Jacobine Buizer-Voskamp
Project Manager Consortium on Individual Development
View the programme of the day      »


New MRI study on brain development around birth

A group of 100 babies will undergo an MRI scan shortly before and after their birth.

The YOUth cohort study aims to compare healthy children's brain development with that of preterm infants.

We can now gain a better understanding of how a baby's brain is formed", says YOUth director Chantal Kemner
Read more (in Dutch)     »

Annelien Bredenoord professor

CID Scientific Advisory Board member Annelien Bredenoord has been appointed professor. "We aim for ethics that guide biomedical innovations from the inside from laboratory to society."

Read the interview   »

Update: Generation R Next

Generation R's large-scale research on the development of children has brought a lot in 16 years time. And a new group just started! The Dutch newspaper NRC reported about Generation R Next.
The article (in Dutch)      »

PhD Positions at the Netherlands Twin Register 

VU Amsterdam is looking for 2 second-year research master-students for 2 projects about the interplay of genetic and environmental influences in school performance and behavioural control.

More info »

CID researcher Sanne Geeraerts at Penn State University

CID PhD candidate Sanne Geeraerts studies early precursors of self-regulation in infancy and toddlerhood. She received a Fulbright grant to visit prof. Cynthia Stifter at Penn State University, USA.

Read Sanne's story      »

New CID faces

Susanne Schulz, MSc started her PhD project 'Intergenerational transmission of psychopathology and relationships in adolescence'. Esther Schreuders started her new job as data manager within the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development.

Meet Susanne and Esther   »

Grants, prizes and promotions

Andrik Becht received a Van der Gaag Grant, Eveline Crone wins Dr Hendrik Muller prize, Anoek Sluiter received a grant from the Groningen University Fund & Claudia Vrijhof successfully defended her dissertation.

Find out more      »
Highlighted publications
Michelle Achterberg, Anna C.K. van Duijvenvoorde, Mara van der Meulen, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Eveline Crone. Heritability of aggression following social evaluation in middle childhood: An fMRI studyHuman Brain Mapping, March 2018.

Alexander Neumann, Gerard Noppe, Fan Liu, Manfred Kayser, Frank C. Verhulst, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Elisabeth F. C. van Rossum and Henning Tiemeier. Predicting hair cortisol levels with hair pigmentation genes: a possible hair pigmentation biasScientific Reports, volume 7, 8529.

Alexander Neumann, Nese Direk, Andrew A. Crawford, Saira Mirza, Hieab Adams, Jennifer Bolton, Caroline Hayward, David P. Strachan, Erin K.Payne, Jennifer A.Smith, Yuri Milaneschi, Brenda Penninx, Jouke J.Hottenga, Eco de Geus, Albertine J. Oldehinkel, Peter J.van der Most, Yolanda de Rijke, Brian R. Walker and Henning Tiemeier. The low single nucleotide polymorphism heritability of plasma and saliva cortisol levelsPsychoneuroendocrinology, Volume 85, November 2017,  88-95.

Jalmar Teeuw, Rachel M. Brouwer, Marinka M. G. Koenis, Suzanne C. Swagerman, Dorret I. Boomsma and Hilleke E. Hulshoff Pol. Genetic Influences on the Development of Cerebral Cortical Thickness During Childhood and Adolescence in a Dutch Longitudinal Twin Sample: The Brainscale StudyCerebral cortex, January 2018. 

Eveline L. de Zeeuw and Dorret I. Boomsma, Country-by-genotype-by-environment interaction in childhood academic achievement, PNAS December 19, 2017. 114 (51) 13318-13320.

Dorret I. Boomsma, 30 years Netherlands Twin Register: A selection of the results (in Dutch)

19 April 2018
Scientific Advisory Board meeting with the Steering Committee

20 April 2018
CID symposium from 9.30 till 16.30u at Paushuize

20-21 April 2018
CID retraite in conference center Woudschoten, Zeist

29 May 2018
CID meeting with keynote speaker Kirby Deater-Deckard

12 June 2018
Steering Committee meeting (by phone)

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