Meike Bartels 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Meike Bartels

Meike Bartels (1973) is University Research Chair Professor in Genetics and Wellbeing at the Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journal including the first molecular genetic evidence for wellbeing in PNAS and the first genomic variant for wellbeing in Nature Genetics. She is the president of the International Positive Psychology Association and one of the past presidents of the Behavior Genetics Association. She combines research with teaching and is the Director of the Research Master Genes in Behaviour and Health, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. She was awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidator grant and an NWO VICI grant to build, expand and consolidate her line of research on Genetics and Wellbeing. Website:

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