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Ronald de Vlaming is a postdoc at the department of Economics of the VU. He is affiliated with the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology (EURIBEB), and member of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC).


Ronald's research focusses on the application of statistical methods, matrix algebra, and numerical methods to estimation problems that arise in the study of the genetic architecture of complex traits. His work has been published in the following peer-reviewed journals: PLOS Genetics, BioMed Research International, Nature Genetics, Nature Human Behaviour, and Nature. He has presented his work at meetings of the Behavior Genetics Association, the Conference on Computational Statistics, and the European Human Genetics Conference.

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Research Output 2015 2019

Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over 1 million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences

Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, 23and Me Research Team, eQTLGen Consortium & International Cannabis Consortium, 1 Feb 2019, In : Nature Genetics. 51, 2, p. 245-257 13 p.

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Open Access
Genetic Loci
Genome-Wide Association Study
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Computational Biology
Synaptic Transmission

Genomic structural equation modelling provides insights into the multivariate genetic architecture of complex traits

Grotzinger, A. D., Rhemtulla, M., de Vlaming, R., Ritchie, S. J., Mallard, T. T., Hill, W. D., Ip, H. F., Marioni, R. E., McIntosh, A. M., Deary, I. J., Koellinger, P. D., Harden, K. P., Nivard, M. G. & Tucker-Drob, E. M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Nature Human Behaviour.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Genome-Wide Association Study
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Genetic Models

Mendelian randomization: The challenge of unobserved environmental confounds

Koellinger, P. D. & De Vlaming, R., Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 48, 3, p. 665-671 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Genome-wide association study results for educational attainment aid in identifying genetic heterogeneity of schizophrenia

Bansal, V., Mitjans, M., Burik, C. A. P., Linnér, R. K., Okbay, A., Rietveld, C. A., Begemann, M., Bonn, S., Ripke, S., de Vlaming, R., Nivard, M. G., Ehrenreich, H. & Koellinger, P. D., 6 Aug 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 3078.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Genetic Heterogeneity
Genome-Wide Association Study

Genomic analysis of diet composition finds novel loci and associations with health and lifestyle

Koellinger, P. D., Meddens, S. F. W., de Vlaming, R., Bowers, P., Burik, C. A. P., Karlsson Linner, R., Lee, C., Okbay, A., Turley, P., Rietveld, C. A., Fontana, M. A., Ghanbari, M., Imamuri, F., McMahon, G., van der Most, P. J., Voortman, T., Wade, K. H., Anderson, E. L., Braun, K. V., Emmett, P. M. & 24 othersEsko, T., Gonzalez, J. R., Kiefte-de Jong, J. C., Luan, J., Langenberg, C., Muka, T., Ring, S. M., Rivadeneira, F., Schoufour, J. D., Snieder, H., van Rooij, F. J. A., Wolffenbuttel, B. H. R., Smith, G. D., Franco, O. H., Forouhi, N. G., Arfan Ikram, M., Uitterlinden, A. G., van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, J. V., Wareham, N. J., Cesarini, D., Harden, K. P., Lee, J. J., Benjamin, D. J. & Chow, C. C., 2 Aug 2018, In : bioRxiv. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Life Style
Waist-Hip Ratio
Genome-Wide Association Study