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

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Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Erasmus Universiteit

1 Aug 20121 Aug 2016

Economics, Master, Sabanci University, Istanbul

20102012

Economics, Bachelor, Sabanci University, Istanbul

20062010

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Selected Research Output 2015 2018

  • 14 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Erratum / corrigendum

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Genome-Wide Association Study
Computational Biology
Analysis of Variance
Genome
Depression

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 JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Genome-Wide Association Study
Phenotype
Proxy
Cognition
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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Genome
Depression
Phenotype
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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Genome-Wide Association Study
heritability
genetic correlation
genome
education

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.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Genetic Heterogeneity
Retirement
Spouses
Depression
Health

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Genome
Gene Pool
Reproductive History
Genetic Association Studies
Reproduction

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Random Allocation
Coronary Disease
Education
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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access