Douglas Wightman

Postdoctoral researcher

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    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
    Department of Complex Trait Genetics
    W&N building, Room B-636
    De Boelelaan 1085
    1081 HV Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

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Short CV

2019-Present PhD candidate VU University
2017-2018 MRes Medical Genetics Newcastle University
2016-2017 Fermentation Scientist NREL
2013-2016 BSc Molecular and Cellular Biology Newcastle University


Increasingly large samples sizes in genome wide association studies (GWAS) have increased the number of significantly associated variants and increased the workload for analysts attempting to identify the functional relationships connecting the variants to the traits of interest. My aim is to develop pipelines that integrate novel and existing tools to streamline the analytical process, from raw data to functional understanding, to make genetic analysis more accessible.