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Jenny van Dongen

I work as a postdoc researcher at the VU Amsterdam, department of Biological Psychology. I am particularly interested in epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation. 

My current work focuses on studying the causes of variation (genetic and environmental) in genome-wide DNA methylation levels in humans and on studying the role of DNA methylation in complex traits such as aggressive behavior.

I work with data collected at the Netherlands Twin Register ( and with data collected within the Biobank-based Integrative Omics Studies (BIOS) consortium (