Else Eising

Biography

I was awarded my MSc in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Groningen in 2010 and my PhD in Human Genetics from the Leiden University Medical Center in 2017. Since 2016, I work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Language and Genetics department of the MPI.

My work focuses on the genetics of speech and language-related traits and disorders, with a main focus on stuttering. We launched our research on the genetics of stuttering in December 2019. A year later, I received a Veni grant of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for my research on the genetics of stuttering. Stuttering is caused partly by genetic factors. By identifying the genetic factors involved, we hope to learn more about stuttering, for example, what biological processes are involved in stuttering, and why does stuttering persists into adulthood in some people. For more information (in Dutch), and to participate, you can visit our study webpage.

I am also involved in various 'gene hunting' projects, searching rare variants that cause rare speech disorders, and common variants associated with language- and reading related traits.

 

Public outreach and press

2021

Radio interview on Radio 1 about the genetics of stuttering

Podcast by Trustyourssstruggle on the genetics of stuttering

Podcast Woordwaarde by BNR nieuwsradio on the genetics of stuttering

Newspaper article in De Gelderlander on the genetics of stuttering study

2020

Radio interview on Radio Drenthe on the genetics of stuttering study (from minute 10:58)

Newspaper article in Het Parool on receiving a VENI grant for my research on the genetics of stuttering

Article by NEMO Kennislink on my research on the genetics of stuttering

Television interview in '5 Uur Live' on RTL4 on the genetics of stuttering

2019

Television news item in 'het Jeugdjournaal' of the NOS on the start of our genetics of stuttering research

Radio news item on Radio 1 about the start of our genetics of stuttering research

2015-2018

Public outreach at Max Planck Day in Munich in 2018, representing the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

DIY lab at the InScience Film Festival in Nijmegen in 2016 and 2017

Interview in article series of the LUMC magazine “researcher meets patient” (2015)

 

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