Is there a genetic basis for intelligence? What is the relation between genetic variations and psychiatric disorders? How do genetic variants contribute to the development of problems like addiction? These questions, and more, are addressed during the two-week CSCA Summer School 2013: Genes, The Brain and Human Behavior. Through lectures and workgroups, participants of the Summer School will explore current research surrounding this topic and develop their own research proposal to investigate the relation between genetics and neuropsychology. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, students from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to join.
The Summer School and the associated Symposium are organized by Prof. Dr. Eske Derks (Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Mariëtte Huizinga (VU University of Amsterdam). Eske Derks investigates the role of genetic factors in numerous psychiatric conditions, including addiction and schizophrenia. Mariëtte Huizinga's research focuses on the development of self-regulation in children and adolescents.
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