Meike Bartels is University Research Chair Professor in Genetics and Wellbeing at the department of Biological Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit. She is a renowned international expert in the field of Wellbeing, where she combines multi-omics techniques to get a better hold on the causes of individual differences. She is prinicipal investigator of several large interdisciplinairy project (ERC-Consolidator grant, NWO VICI grant). 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.

Meike Bartels

Professor in Genetics and Wellbeing,
VU Amsterdam

Portrait photo of Meike Bartels