Edwin J C G Van den Oord, Ph.D.
Director of Center for Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine
Department of Pharmaceutics / Center for Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine
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Professor and Director Center for Biomarker Research and Personalized Medicine, PhD Erasmus University Rotterdam 1993, Dr. Van den Oord was trained in applied statistics and psychiatric genetics. His research aims to develop and apply methodology for identifying biomarkers to improve disease understanding and match individual patients to the most effective and safe medication. The main applications involve substance use disorders and psychiatric conditions. Examples of ongoing projects include efforts to find methylation markers to predict chronic depression and health consequences of childhood adversity, optimizing methods to perform whole methylome studies in brain, data integration, and finding biomarkers to predict response to medications used to treat mental disorders.


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