Blue Flower


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2010 - 2012 Master, Bioinformatics

Graduated cum laude

Hanze University

2006 - 2010 Bachelor, Bioinformatics


€25,000 grant to perform RNA-seq on infants with severe symptoms to aid identification of underlying mutation.

€4,000 grant to investigate ASE in RNA-seq.

Third prize best speaker, Genetica Retraite 2013

BioWise Student Poster Prize, NBIC conference 2012

Best poster prize, BBMRI-NL conference 2012

First author publications

Deelen, P. et al. Improved imputation quality of low-frequency and rare variants in European samples using the ‘Genome of The Netherlands’. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 22, 1321–1326 (2014).

Deelen, P. et al. Genotype harmonizer: automatic strand alignment and format conversion for genotype data integration. BMC Res. Notes 7, 901 (2014).

Deelen, P. et al. Calling genotypes from public RNA-sequencing data enables identification of genetic variants that affect gene-expression levels. Genome Med. 7, 30 (2015).

Kanterakis, A. et al. Molgenis-impute: imputation pipeline in a box. BMC Res. Notes 8, 359 (2015).

Zhernakova, D. V. et al. Identification of context-dependent expression quantitative trait loci in whole blood. Nat. Genet. 49, 139–145 (2017).

Deelen, P. et al. Improving the diagnostic yield of exome-sequencing, by predicting gene-phenotype associations using large-scale gene expression analysis. bioRxiv 375766 (2018). doi:10.1101/375766

Second author publications

Li, Y. et al. Inter-individual variability and genetic influences on cytokine responses to bacteria and fungi. Nat. Med. 22, 952–960 (2016).

Bonder, M. J. et al. Disease variants alter transcription factor levels and methylation of their binding sites. Nat. Genet. 49, (2017).

Full publication list

A full list of my publications can be found on google scholar