Lucía Colodro Conde graduated with degrees in Psychology and MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Murcia (Spain), where she did most of her training. She moved to Australia in 2014 with a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Seneca Foundation – Regional Agency for Science and Technology (Spain) to work at the Psychiatric Genetics laboratory at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Following this, she was awarded the QIMR postdoctoral fellowship and she currently manages a project funded by Queensland health. She applies statistical genetics to the study of individual differences in mental health, women’s health, the brain, and personality. She works across disorders to investigate their genetic foundations and their interaction with environmental factors.
2021-Current: Senior research officer, QIMR Berghofer
2016 – 2020: QIMR Berghofer fellow. QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia.
2014 – 2016: Post-doctoral research fellow (Seneca Foundation). QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia.
2010 – 2013: Pre-doctoral fellow (Seneca Foundation). University of Murcia, Spain.
2009 – 2009: Research assistant. Regional Health Council, Spain.
Grasby K.L.+, Jahanshad N.+, Painter, J.L. *, Colodro-Conde L*. et al. (2020). The genetic architecture of the human cerebral cortex. Science. eaay6690. DOI: 10.1126/science.aay6690.
Colodro-Conde L.*, Couvy-Duchesne B.*, Whitfield J.B., Streit F., Gordon S., Kemper K.E., Yengo, L., Zheng Z., Trzaskowski M., de Zeeuw, E.L., Nivard M.G., Das, M., Neale, R.E., MacGregor, S., Olsen C.M., Whiteman D.C., Boomsma D.I., Yang J., Rietschel M., McGrath J.J., Medland S.E., Martin N.G. Association Between Population Density and Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia . JAMA PSYCHIATRY. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.1581
Colodro-Conde L.*, Couvy-Duchesne B*, Zhu G., Coventry W.L., Byrne E.M., Gordon S., Wright M.J., Montgomery G.W., Madden P.A.F., Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Ripke S., Eaves L.J., Heath A.C., Wray N.R., Medland S.E., Martin N.G. (2017). A direct test of the diathesis-stress model for depression, Molecular Psychiatry.doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.130.
Wray N.R., Ripke S., Mattheisen M., Trzaskowski M., Byrne E.M., Abdellaoui A., Adams M.J., Agerbo E., Air T.M., Andlauer T.F.M., Bacanu S., Baekvad-Hansen M., Beekman A.T.F., Bigdeli T.B., Binder E.B., Blackwood D.H.R., Bryois J., Buttenschon H.N., Bybjerg-Grauholm J., Cai N., Castelao E., Hvarregaard Christensen J., Clarke T., Coleman J.R.I., Colodro-Conde L.*, (..), Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (2018). Genome-wide association analyses identify 44 risk variants and refine the genetic architecture of major depression. Nature Genetics 50, 668-681.
Colodro-Conde L.*, Cross S.M., Lind P.A., Painter J.N., Gunst A., Jern P., Johansson A., Maegbaek M.L., Munk-Olsen T., Nyholt D.R., Ordoñana J.R., Paternoster L., Sánchez Romera J.F., Wright M.J., Medland S.E. (2017). Cohort Profile: Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy Genetics Consortium (NVP Genetics Consortium). International Journal of Epidemiology. 46: e17.
Smith, D.J.*; Escott-Price, V.*; Davies, G.; Bailey, M.E.S.; Colodro Conde, L.*, Ward, J., Vedernikov, A., Marioni, R., Cullen, B., Lyall, D., Hagenaars, S.P., Liewald, D.C.M., Luciano, M., Gale, C.R.M, Ritchie, S.J., Hayward, C., Nicholl, B., Bulik-Sullivan, B., Adams, M., Couvy-Duchesne, B., Graham, N., Mackay, D., Evans, J., Medland, S.E., Martin, N.G, Holmans, P., McIntosh, A.M., Pell, J.P., Deary, I.J., O’Donovan, M, Marioni, R., Smith, B., Porteous, D. (2016). Genome-wide analysis of over 106,000 individuals identifies 9 neuroticism-associated loci. Molecular Psychiatry 21, 749–757.
2018-current: International Society of Twin Studies, Board member.
2016-current: Postdoc Committee at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Representative.
2016-current: International Network of Twin Registries Early-career Researchers Group (ISTS), Representative.
2015-current: Behavioral Genetics Association.
2015-current: General Council of the Spanish Psychological Association. Divisions of Research and Clinical and Health Psychology.
2014-2015: Association for Psychological Science
2012-2015: Association of Young Researchers of the University of Murcia, Representative.
2014-current: American Society of Human Genetics.
2011-current: Association of Early Career Researchers of the University of Murcia.
2018: Fuller & Scott Award – For outstanding early career contributions to the field, Behavior Genetics Association
2017: Poster Award (Reviewers’ Choice Abstract), 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics
2017: Finalist for oral presentation award in the XXV World Conference of Psychiatric Genetics
2016: Finalist for oral presentation award in the XXIV World Conference of Psychiatric Genetics
2016: Award for the best Thesis at the School of Psychology of the University of Murcia (Spain), years 2013-2014
2015: Travel award, Australian Centre of Excellence in Twin Research (ACETR) Travel Grant Scheme
2015: Travel award, Behavior Genetics Association
2014: Poster award. 1st Annual Post-Doc Forum, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
2014: Finalist for poster award in the XXII World Conference of Psychiatric Genetics
2014: Travel award, International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
2012: Award for the best paper of the II Conference of the Iberoamerican Association for the Investigation on Individual Differences – Area: Intelligence
2012: Award for the best research work of the II Conference of the Iberoamerican Association for the Investigation on Individual Differences
2012: Travel award, Iberoamerican Association for the Investigation on Individual Differences
2011: Travel award, University of Murcia
2010: Travel award, University of Murcia
2008: Travel award, University of Murcia
2013: PhD Thesis: ‘Una aproximación integrada a la lactancia materna. De la Genética de la Conducta a la Psicología de la Personalidad’ [An integrative approach to breastfeeding. From Behavioral Genetics to Personality Psychology]. Supervisors: Professor Juan R. Ordoñana and Professor Rosa M. Limiñana Gras. European Doctor mention
2010: University-specific degree Women’s health. Analysis from a Gender Perspective, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
2010: M.Sc. Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Murcia, Spain
2009: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Extremadura, Spain