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Extremely Shy & Genetically Close

Tuesday 14 January 2020
Pieter de la Court Building (FSW)
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden


In the symposium ‘Extremely Shy & Genetically Close’, which precedes the PhD defense of Janna Marie Bas-Hoogendam, three(inter)national renown experts within the field of (social) anxiety neuroimaging research will
share their inspiring work, followed by a general discussion. Focus of their talks will be on
recent and innovative research, setting path for future international collaborations and cutting-edge studies.

Extremely Shy & Genetically Close

The Leiden Family Lab study on Social Anxiety Disorder (LFLSAD), a collaboration between
the Leiden University (Institute of Psychology, Department of Developmental and
Educational Psychology) and the LUMC (Department of Psychiatry) was especially designed
to investigate the genetic susceptibility to develop SAD. We investigated over 100 family
members from two generations, from families genetically enriched for SAD.

PhD Research Janna Marie Bas-Hoogendam

In her PhD research, Janna Marie Bas-Hoogendam used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
to discover alterations in the function and structure of the brain, which were 1st associated
with social anxiety and 2nd heritable. Janna Marie found evidence for several promising
candidate endophenotypes of social anxiety: measurable characteristics which are genetically
related to social anxiety and as such inform us about the genetic vulnerability to develop SA;
these results are summarized in her ‘Extremely Shy & Genetically Close’ (defense:
January 14, 2020, 3 pm).

For a timetable see the information announcement 'Extremely Shy & Genetically Close'.

Attendance is free, registration for the Symposium can be done by sending an e-mail to: j.m.hoogendam@fsw.leidenuniv.nl


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