Date: Monday, 28 March, 2011
Time: 7-11 PM
Location: Lab111 (Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam)
Ticket: 20 euros (three course dinner, excluding drinks).
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With an estimated world population of >6 billion, there are also 6 billion different personalities, different medical records and different looks. What causes these differences between people? And what is the role of supercomputers and the revolution in genetics in understanding these causes? Danielle Posthuma investigates why people differ in cognitive functions of intelligence and memory, and also why some of us are more prone than others to psychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia or depression.
Dr. Danielle Posthuma is Full Professor in the section Functional Genomics of the VU University Amsterdam, and also affiliated with the department Clinical Genetics of the VU Medical Centre Amsterdam and the Department Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.