University of Groningen (2012 - 2019)

PhD Thesis

Master Bioinformatics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2010 - 2012)

Graduated cum laude

Bachelor Bioinformatics

Hanze University Groningen (2006 - 2010)

Awards & Grants

€250,000 NWO VENI grant: Bridging the genetics of rare diseases and common diseases

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

Third prize EJHG 2016 Award for my manuscript on Genome of the Netherlands imputation, 2016

€1,200 travel grand from the Simonsfonds to travel to the Broad Institute in Boston

€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

Võsa, U. et al. Unraveling the polygenic architecture of complex traits using blood eQTL meta-analysis. bioRxiv 447367 (2018). doi:10.1101/447367

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