Last updated: 15.1.2018
Vincent W.V. Jaddoe
Paediatrician – Epidemiologist
Director Generation R Study; Project Coordinator EU Horizon2020 LifeCycle Consortium
Dr Jaddoe’s research is focused on how genetic variants and environmental exposures lead to maternal gestational complications, fetal and childhood developmental adaptation mechanisms, and risk factors for common diseases. His research is specifically focused on 3 main themes (1) maternal and fetal health; (2) early fetal and infant programming of common diseases;(3) genetics and epigenetics of common diseases in childhood;
Most recent studies are focused on preconception and early pregnancy as critical periods for later life health outcomes. This life-course research is largely embedded in the Generation R Study, a population-based prospective cohort study among 10,000 pregnant women and their children. Since 2006, he is principal investigator of the Generation R Study at the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam. His research is conducted in close collaboration with several international research groups. Genetic association studies are embedded in the Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium and Early Growth and Longitudinal Epidemiology (EAGLE) Consortium, in which various cohorts combine their genome wide association studies efforts. Epigenetic association studies are embedded in the Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) Consortium. Dr. Jaddoe is Project coordinator of the Horizon2020 EU LifeCycle - Project: Early life stressors and lifecycle health, in which European and Australian data from pregnancy and child cohort studies are combined into the EU Child Cohort Network. Dr Jaddoe received various national and European personal grants (ZonMw Klinische Fellowships, NWO-VENI, NWO- VIDI, ERC Consolidator Grant EMBRYOandLATERHEALTH).