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Curriculum vitae

Fiona Hagenbeek (1989) is a postdoctoral researcher in Group Ripatti at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) at the University of Helsinki. Initially, her work will focus on exploring the gene-environment interplay of socioeconomic indicators and common diseases and disorders. She obtained her Ph.D. and completed her first postdoc at the Department of Biological Psychology and the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As part of the EU-funded ACTION project (Aggression in Children: Unraveling gene-environment interplay to inform Treatment and InterventiON strategies), she developed protocols for the collection of urine and buccal-cell samples in children (https://dx.doi.org/10.17504/protocols.io.eq2ly7qkwlx9/v1). She applied these protocols in a large cohort of twin children of the NTR and obtained genome-wide SNP and DNA methylation data from the buccal cells and urinary metabolites from three targeted metabolomics platforms. With these datasets, she contributed to genetic, epigenetic, metabolomic, and multi-omic efforts to discover omics markers for aggression and related problem behaviors. Moreover, she investigated the link between genetics and metabolomics by studying the contribution of genes and environment to blood and urinary metabolite levels in adult and child populations, respectively. Besides her research, she represented the NTR in the “Connecting Data in Child Development” (CD2) project. CD2 developed a FAIR digital infrastructure that encompasses harmonized metadata of six youth cohorts in the Netherlands (https://beta.data.individualdevelopment.nl/).

Fields of Science

  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
  • Genome-wide characterization of circulating metabolic biomarkers

    Karjalainen, M. K., Karthikeyan, S., Oliver-Williams, C., Sliz, E., Allara, E., Fung, W. T., Surendran, P., Zhang, W., Jousilahti, P., Kristiansson, K., Salomaa, V., Goodwin, M., Hughes, D. A., Boehnke, M., Fernandes Silva, L., Yin, X., Mahajan, A., Neville, M. J., van Zuydam, N. R., de Mutsert, R., & 67 othersLi-Gao, R., Mook-Kanamori, D. O., Demirkan, A., Liu, J., Noordam, R., Trompet, S., Chen, Z., Kartsonaki, C., Li, L., Lin, K., Hagenbeek, F. A., Hottenga, J. J., Pool, R., Ikram, M. A., van Meurs, J., Haller, T., Milaneschi, Y., Kähönen, M., Mishra, P. P., Joshi, P. K., Macdonald-Dunlop, E., Mangino, M., Zierer, J., Acar, I. E., Hoyng, C. B., Lechanteur, Y. T. E., Franke, L., Kurilshikov, A., Zhernakova, A., Beekman, M., van den Akker, E. B., Kolcic, I., Polasek, O., Rudan, I., Gieger, C., Waldenberger, M., Asselbergs, F. W., Hayward, C., Fu, J., den Hollander, A. I., Menni, C., Spector, T. D., Wilson, J. F., Lehtimäki, T., Raitakari, O. T., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Esko, T., Walters, R. G., Jukema, J. W., Sattar, N., Ghanbari, M., Willems van Dijk, K., Karpe, F., McCarthy, M. I., Laakso, M., Järvelin, M. R., Timpson, N. J., Perola, M., Kooner, J. S., Chambers, J. C., van Duijn, C., Slagboom, P. E., Boomsma, D. I., Danesh, J., Ala-Korpela, M., Butterworth, A. S. & Kettunen, J., 4 Apr 2024, In: Nature. 628, 8006, p. 130-138 9 p.

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  • Longitudinal multi-omics study reveals common etiology underlying association between plasma proteome and BMI trajectories in adolescent and young adult twins

    BIOS Consortium, BBMRI-NL Metabolomics Consortium, Drouard, G., Hagenbeek, F. A., Whipp, A., Pool, R., Hottenga, J. J., Jansen, R., Hubers, N., Afonin, A., Willemsen, G., de Geus, E. J. C., Ripatti, S., Pirinen, M., Kanninen, K. M., Boomsma, D. I., van Dongen, J. & Kaprio, J., 21 Dec 2023, In: BMC Medicine. 21, 21 p., 508.

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