Researcher biography

Anna Vinkhuyzen completed a master's degree in neuropsychology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. During her PhD studies in behavioural genetics (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands), she investigated the interplay between genes and environment in the context of general cognitive ability. In her postdoctoral research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (2010-2011) and The University of Queensland (since January 2012) in Brisbane, Australia, her research focus moved from behaviour genetics to statistical genetics. The main goal of her research is to explain individual differences in humans at a genetic level and understanding the role of modifiable risk factors. Since 2017 she spends half of her time on project management at the Program of Complex Traits Genomics: