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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 2019

Gene discovery and polygenic prediction from a genome-wide association study of educational attainment in 1.1 million individuals

23Andme Research Team, Abdellaoui, A., Peyrot, W. J., Hottenga, J. J., Vinkhuyzen, A. A. E., Willemsen, G., Boomsma, D. I., van Duijn, C. M., Penninx, B., Posthuma, D. & Uitterlinden, A. G., Aug 2018, In : Nature Genetics. 50, 8, p. 1112-1121 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Genome-Wide Association Study
Genetic Association Studies
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Genome
Phenotype

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 othersAuton, 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 othersMeyer, 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 othersKrueger, 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

Gene Pool
Reproductive History
Genetic Association Studies
Reproduction
Genome

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 othersHayward, 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

Selected Activities 2014 2018

  • 14 Peer review
  • 3 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Conference
  • 1 Membership

Journal of Economic Psychology (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
Dec 2018 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Psychological Medicine (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
Dec 2018 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

A Repository for Polygenic Scores

Aysu Okbay (Speaker)
30 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Polygenic Prediction and its Application in Social Science Conference

Aysu Okbay (Participant)
30 Nov 20181 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Quality control of GWAS data

Aysu Okbay (Speaker)
Jul 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

48th Annual Meeting of the Behavior Genetics Association

Aysu Okbay (Participant)
Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

A Repository for Polygenic Scores

Aysu Okbay (Speaker)
Jun 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

American Journal of Psychiatry (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
Mar 2018

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Molecular Psychiatry (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
20182019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
Oct 2017

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Nature Human Behaviour (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
Aug 2017

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Intelligence (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
Apr 2017

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Journal of Psychiatric Research (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
Apr 2017

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Nature Communications (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
20172018

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Psychological Methods (Journal)

Aysu Okbay (Reviewer)
Jul 2016

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Behavior Genetics Association (BGA) (External organisation)

Aysu Okbay (Member)
2014 → …

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Prizes

VENI Grant

A. Okbay (Recipient), 13 Jul 2018

PrizeAcademic

Selected Press / Media