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Aysu Okbay is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Economics at the Vrije Universiteit.

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Economics, PhD, Erasmus Universiteit

1 Aug 20121 Aug 2016

Economics, Master, Sabanci University, Istanbul


Economics, Bachelor, Sabanci University, Istanbul


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Selected Research Output 2015 2018

Multi-trait analysis of genome-wide association summary statistics using MTAG

Turley, P. , Walters, R. K. , Maghzian, O. , Okbay, A. , Lee, J. J. , Fontana, M. A. , Nguyen-Viet, T. A. , Wedow, R. , Zacher, M. , Furlotte, N. A. , Magnusson, P. , Oskarsson, S. , Johannesson, M. , Visscher, P. M. , Laibson, D. , Cesarini, D. , Neale, B. M. , Benjamin, D. J. , Agee, M. , Alipanahi, B. & 25 others Auton, A., Bell, R. K., Bryc, K., Elson, S. L., Fontanillas, P., Furlotte, N. A., Hinds, D. A., Hromatka, B. S., Huber, K. E., Kleinman, A., Litterman, N. K., McIntyre, M. H., Mountain, J. L., Northover, C. A. M., Sathirapongsasuti, J. F., Sazonova, O. V., Shelton, J. F., Shringarpure, S., Tian, C., Tung, J. Y., Vacic, V., Wilson, C. H., Pitts, S. J., 23Andme Research Team & Social Science Genetic Association Consortium 2018 In : Nature Genetics. 50, p. 229–237

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Genome-Wide Association Study
Computational Biology
Analysis of Variance

Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment

Okbay, A. , Beauchamp, J. , Fontana, M. A. , Lee, J. J. , Pers, T. H. , Rietveld, C. A. , Turley, P. , Chen, G. B. , Emilsson, V. , Meddens, S. F. W. , de Vlaming, R. , Abdellaoui, A. , Peyrot, W. , Vinkhuyzen, A. A. E. , Hottenga, J. J. , Willemsen, G. , Boomsma, D. I. , Penninx, B. W. J. H. , Laibson, D. , Medland, S. E. & 8 others Meyer, M. N., Yang, J., Johannesson, M., Visscher, P. M., Esko, T., Koellinger, P. D., Cesarini, D. & Benjamin, D. J. 2016 In : Nature. 533, 7604, p. 539-542

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genome-Wide Association Study
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms, and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses.

Okbay, A. , Baselmans, B. M. L. , de Neve, J. E. , Turley, P. , Nivard, M. G. , Fontana, M. A. , Meddens, S. F. W. , Karlsson Linnér, R. , Rietveld, C. A. , Derringer, J. , de Vlaming, R. , Minica, C. C. , Hottenga, J. J. , Vinkhuyzen, A. A. E. , Boomsma, D. I. , de Geus, E. J. C. , Medland, S. E. , Meyer, M. N. , Pickrell, J. K. , Esko, T. & 6 others Krueger, R. F., Beauchamp, J., Koellinger, P. D., Benjamin, D. J., Bartels, M. & Cesarini, D. 2016 In : Nature Genetics. 48, 6, p. 624-633

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Genome-Wide Association Study
Sample Size

Meta-GWAS Accuracy and Power (MetaGAP) Calculator Shows that Hiding Heritability Is Partially Due to Imperfect Genetic Correlations across Studies

de Vlaming, R., Okbay, A., Rietveld, C. A., Johannesson, M., Magnusson, P. K. E., Uitterlinden, A. G., van Rooij, F. J. A., Hofman, A., Groenen, P. J. F., Thurik, A. R. & Koellinger, P. D. 17 Jan 2017 In : PLoS Genetics. 13, 1, e1006495

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Open Access
Genome-Wide Association Study
genetic correlation

Genetic heterogeneity in depressive symptoms following the death of a spouse: Polygenic score analysis of the U.S. Health and retirement study

Domingue, B. W., Liu, H., Okbay, A. & Belsky, D. W. 1 Oct 2017 In : American Journal of Psychiatry. 174, 10, p. 963-970 8 p.

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Genetic Heterogeneity

Selection against variants in the genome associated with educational attainment

Kong, A., Frigge, M. L., Thorleifsson, G., Stefansson, H., Young, A. I., Zink, F., Jonsdottir, G. A., Okbay, A., Sulem, P., Masson, G., Gudbjartsson, D. F., Helgason, A., Bjornsdottir, G., Thorsteinsdottir, U. & Stefansson, K. 31 Jan 2017 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 5, p. E727-E732

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Gene Pool
Reproductive History
Genetic Association Studies

Education and coronary heart disease: Mendelian randomisation study

Tillmann, T., Vaucher, J., Okbay, A., Pikhart, H., Peasey, A., Kubinova, R., Pajak, A., Tamosiunas, A., Malyutina, S., Hartwig, F. P., Fischer, K., Veronesi, G., Palmer, T., Bowden, J., Davey Smith, G., Bobak, M. & Holmes, M. V. 2017 In : BMJ (Online). 358, j3542

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Open Access
Random Allocation
Coronary Disease
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Odds Ratio

Genetic variants linked to education predict longevity.

Marioni, R. E. , Ritchie, S. J. , Joshi, P. K. , Hagenaars, S. P. , Okbay, A. , Fischer, K. , Adams, M. J. , Hill, W. D. , Davies, G. , Abdellaoui, A. , Hottenga, J. J. , Willemsen, G. , Boomsma, D. I. , Nagy, R. , Amador, C. , Läll, K. , Metspalu, A. , Liewald, D. C. , Campbell, A. , Wilson, J. F. & 6 others Hayward, C., Esko, T., Porteous, D. J., Gale, C. R., Deary, I. J. & de Vlaming, R. 2016 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, p. 13366-13371 47

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Open Access

Molecular Genetic Contributions to Social Deprivation and Household Income in UK Biobank.

Hill, W. D., Hagenaars, S. P., Marioni, R. E., Harris, S. E., Liewald, D. C., Davies, G., Okbay, A., McIntosh, A. M., Gale, C. R. & Deary, I. J. 2016 In : Current Biology. 26, p. 3083-3089 22

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Open Access