I am currently investigating epigenetic mechanisms linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-susceptibility in a Dutch military cohort using human iPSC-derived neurons. The aim is to identify biomarkers for PTSD susceptibility in order to better predict those that are vulnerable to the effects of traumatic stress.
Besides my research project, I am interested in the ethical and societal aspects of neuroscience research, or shortly "neuroethics". I've been involved in several neuroethics projects, including my own, trying to explore possible ethical implications in relation to PTSD biomarkers in law enforcement agencies.
I am also the founder of the podcast Neuroethics Today which aims to raise awareness on the ethical and societal implications of neuroscience and brain innovation.