Dr. Tinca Polderman

Dr. Tinca Polderman was trained in Biological Psychology. She received her PhD in 2007 with a thesis about the nature and nurture of behavioral problems in children, attention, and cognition. Currently she works at the department of Complex Trait Genetics where she investigates heritability, the genetic pathways involved in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and comorbid disorders, such as antisocial behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Key papers:

Tielbeek JJ, Karlsson Linnér R, Beers K, Popma A, Posthuma D, Polderman TJC (2016). Meta-analysis of the Serotonin Transporter Promoter Variant (5-HTTLPR) in relation to adverse environment and antisocial behavior. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 171, 748-760

Polderman TJC, Benyamin B, De Leeuw CA, Sullivan PF, van Bochoven A, Visscher PM & Posthuma D (2015). Meta-analysis of the heritability of human traits based on fifty years of twin studies. Nature Genetics, 47, 702-709

Polderman TJC, Hoekstra, RA, Posthuma, D, Larsson H (2014). The co-occurrence of autistic and ADHD dimensions in adults: an etiological study in 17 779 twins. Translational Psychiatry, 4, e435

Posthuma & Polderman, What have we learned from recent twin studies about the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders? Curr Opin Neurol, 2013; 26, 111-121