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Three successful PhD defences

In the past three months CID welcomed three new Doctors in our midst. Congratulations are in order for: Mara van der Meulen (LU, WP2), The social brain in middle childhood – a neurobiological perspective on individual differences in social competence. The main goal of Mara’s dissertation was to understand individual differences in social competence in middle childhood,…

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CID annual report 2018/2019 available online

Read about our NWO gravitation funded Consortium on Individual Development (CID) in our online annual report 2018/2019. CID unites the best in Dutch developmental research: >70 researchers in the social sciences, humanities and (bio)medical sciences working at 7 institutes with data from 6 longitudinal human cohort studies and animal models. By working as a team,…

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Hestia grant to appoint refugee to NTR project

CID researchers Prof. dr. Dorret Boomsma, dr. Eveline de Zeeuw and dr. Elsje van Bergen were awarded a Hestia NWO grant to appoint Hekmat Alrouh MD to a 2-year research project. He was one of nine refugees who received the Hestia grant. “Hestia –  Impulse for Refugees in Science” is a pilot programme to fund…

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ERC consolidator grant Ellen Hamaker

One of our PIs, professor Ellen Hamaker (WP4) was awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council. The two million euro grant supports the consolidation of an independent research group over a period of 5 years. On the Utrecht University website, Ellen explains what she intends to do with the grant. She will…

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CID autumn meeting 2019

More than 50 members of our research community met up to hear about each others research and ideas at the halfyearly CID meeting on 14 November 2019. The CIDyoung morning meeting set the tone. During several rounds of table discussions, 28 PhDs and postdocs talked about common research topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. The plenary…

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First CIDyoung meeting

by Mara van der Meulen, Anoek Sluiter-Oerlemans and Katerina Kalamari Following up on an inspiring brainstorm session for the CIDyoung community, the first CIDyoung meeting on “Conducting longitudinal research with CID- examination of translational perspectives” successfully took place on the 14 November 2019. Our aim was to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences between researchers…

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Ine Beyens appointed assistant professor

Ine Beyens has been appointed assistant professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. Ine’s research focuses on the uses and effects of screen media among children and adolescents, and the role that parents play in shaping these effects. After completing her PhD at KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2015,…

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Eye-tracking in developmental research – the good, the bad and the ugly

It’s a wrap for Roy Hessels (Postdoc Utrecht University Experimental Psychology and Developmental Psychology). His paper was the first accepted to the CID special issue in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN). Roy and colleague Ignace Hooge describe why eye-tracking is an excellent tool to study early development (the good). But how invalid conclusions may be drawn…

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First paper combining four CID cohorts examines parental age and behavioural problems

Data from 32,892 children was used to examine the relation between parental age and behavioural problems in a recent paper published in Child Development. The children were part of four Dutch longitudinal cohort studies: Generation R, the Netherlands Twin Register, the Research on Adolescent Development and Relationships-Young Cohort (RADAR-Y), and the Tracking Adolescents’ Individual Lives Survey (TRAILS). They…

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How to combine cohort studies?

by Mariëlle Zondervan-Zwijnenburg postdoc WP4 I enjoy developing methods that are helpful to other researchers During my PhD at the Utrecht University Methodology and Statisticsdepartment, I became involved in a multi-cohort Consortium on Individual Development (CID) project. The aim was to examine parental age and child behaviour problems in four different CID cohorts (Generation-R, NTR, RADAR-Y and TRAILS)….

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