The Translational Neurogenomics Laboratory is headed by Professor Eske Derks. The group currently includes 10 members (two postdocs, two visiting scientists, two PhD students and three undergraduate students). The Translational Neurogenomics Laboratory has identified genetic risk factors for a range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including substance use disorders, schizophrenia, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Researchers in this group use genetic data to address questions, such as: Which genetic variants in the DNA increase the risk of developing a neuropsychiatric disease? What is the genetic overlap across different psychiatric disorders? What are the downstream molecular consequences underlying statistical genetic associations? Which existing drugs may be repurposed for prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases?