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The dynamics underlying Well-being; Understanding the Exposome-Genome interplay

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Project "WELL-BEING" data sheet

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Organization address
address: DE BOELELAAN 1105
postcode: 1081 HV

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 1˙999˙722 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙722 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-06-01   to  2023-05-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    STICHTING VU NL (AMSTERDAM) coordinator 1˙999˙722.00


 Project objective

In light of major demographic trends, building and maintaining health and well-being amongst citizens is one of the most important societal challenges European countries face. People who feel well, function better, are less susceptible to mental illness, and thus are better able to retain competitive advantage and expand human capital. People who feel well also facilitate social capital by enjoying stronger and more-lasting relationships. Consequently, maintaining, facilitating, and building well-being (WB) would not only improve individual (health) outcomes, but also reduce economic and health care burdens. To sustainably facilitate and build WB, thorough understanding of its underlying dynamics, especially the interplay between an individual’s genetic makeup, epigenetic make-up, and (social) environmental exposure, is crucial. In this project, I will cross disciplinary boundaries to initiate the urgently needed integration of multiple layers of influence in the study of WB. The key objectives are to (1) identify, quantify, and integrate static and dynamic environmental and social exposures to build the well-being exposome, (2) understand the multi-layer interplay of the genome, the epigenome, and the exposome, and (3) integrate the empirical findings into a novel comprehensive framework of WB. I will employ an interdisciplinary approach, using association, real-life, and network methodology to assess the dynamics underling WB. To apply these state-of-the-art techniques, I will bring together longitudinal twin-family data, molecular genetic data, and big data from satellite positioning (GPS), bluetooth beacons, geographical information systems (GIS), ambulatory assessment, and social network linkage. This project will mark a shift in scientific approach and enables the development of interdisciplinary academic theories and health, social, and economic policies to maintain, facilitate, and build WB to withstand our demanding and rapidly changing world.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Bart M. L. Baselmans, Rick Jansen, Hill F. Ip, Jenny van Dongen, Abdel Abdellaoui, Margot P. van de Weijer, Yanchun Bao, Melissa Smart, Meena Kumari, Gonneke Willemsen, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Dorret I. Boomsma, Eco J. C. de Geus, Michel G. Nivard, Meike Bartels
Multivariate genome-wide analyses of the well-being spectrum
published pages: 445-451, ISSN: 1061-4036, DOI: 10.1038/s41588-018-0320-8
Nature Genetics 51/3 2020-01-30
2019 Y.E. Willems, N. Boesen, J. Li, C. Finkenauer, M. Bartels
The heritability of self-control: A meta-analysis
published pages: 324-334, ISSN: 0149-7634, DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.02.012
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 100 2020-01-29
2019 A. M. Hendriks, C. Finkenauer, M. G. Nivard, C. E. M. Van Beijsterveldt, R. J. Plomin, D. I. Boomsma, M. Bartels
Comparing the genetic architecture of childhood behavioral problems across socioeconomic strata in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
published pages: 1, ISSN: 1018-8827, DOI: 10.1007/s00787-019-01357-x
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 12 per year 2020-01-29
2019 Matthijs D. van der Zee, Denise van der Mee, Meike Bartels, Eco J. C. de Geus
Tracking of voluntary exercise behaviour over the lifespan
published pages: , ISSN: 1479-5868, DOI: 10.1186/s12966-019-0779-4
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 16/1 2020-01-29
2018 Yayouk Willems, Jian-Bin Li, Anne Hendriks, Meike Bartels, Catrin Finkenauer
The Relationship between Family Violence and Self-Control in Adolescence: A Multi-Level Meta-Analysis
published pages: 2468, ISSN: 1660-4601, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15112468
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15/11 2020-01-29
2018 B. M. L. Baselmans, M. Bartels
A genetic perspective on the relationship between eudaimonic –and hedonic well-being
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32638-1
Scientific Reports 8/1 2020-01-29
2019 Anne M. Hendriks, Meike Bartels, Gonneke W. J. M. Stevens, Sophie D. Walsh, Torbjørn Torsheim, Frank J. Elgar, Catrin Finkenauer
National Child and Adolescent Health Policies as Indicators of Adolescent Mental Health: A Multilevel Analysis of 30 European Countries
published pages: 27243161985841, ISSN: 0272-4316, DOI: 10.1177/0272431619858413
The Journal of Early Adolescence 8 per year 2020-01-29
2019 Lannie Ligthart, Catharina E.M. van Beijsterveldt, Sofieke T. Kevenaar, Eveline de Zeeuw, Elsje van Bergen, Susanne Bruins, René Pool, Quinta Helmer, Jenny van Dongen, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Dennis van’t Ent, Conor V. Dolan, Gareth E. Davies, Erik A. Ehli, Meike Bartels, Gonneke Willemsen, Eco J.C. de Geus, Dorret I. Boomsma
The Netherlands Twin Register: Longitudinal Research Based on Twin and Twin-Family Designs
published pages: 1-14, ISSN: 1832-4274, DOI: 10.1017/thg.2019.93
Twin Research and Human Genetics 12 per year 2020-01-29
2019 B. M. L. Baselmans, M. P. van de Weijer, A. Abdellaoui, J. M. Vink, J. J. Hottenga, G. Willemsen, M. G. Nivard, E. J. C. de Geus, D. I. Boomsma, M. Bartels
A Genetic Investigation of the Well-Being Spectrum
published pages: 286-297, ISSN: 0001-8244, DOI: 10.1007/s10519-019-09951-0
Behavior Genetics 49/3 2020-01-29

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