Dr. Janine Felix

Janine Felix

Dr. Felix is senior researcher and principal investigator for epigenetic epidemiology at the Generation R Study, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In this population-based birth cohort study of almost 10,000 children, her research focuses on understanding molecular processes underlying cardiometabolic phenotypes, such as obesity, blood pressure and type 2 diabetes in pregnant women and children.

To achieve this, she mostly works on genome-wide and epigenome-wide association data within large-scale international consortia, mainly the EGG (Early Growth Genetics) and PACE (Pregnancy And Childhood Epigenetics) consortia, in which she leads multiple projects. Dr. Felix is also study coordinator of the Generation R Study. In this capacity, she works with the study team on the operational running and strategic planning of the study and is responsible for the ethical and legal aspects of the study. She has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers in the fields of epidemiology, paediatrics, genetics and epigenetics

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Invited speakers

Main topics

  • Early feeding and growth
  • First 1000 days
  • Growth disorders
  • Birth cohorts
  • Croatian Islands' Birth Cohort Study (CRIBS)
  • Obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Nutrition and body composition
  • Epigenetics of growth and development
  • Environmental effects on growth
  • Recent advances in data analysis
  • Clinical considerations in fetal growth and neonatology
  • Kinesiology, maturity and athletic performance
  • Economics of obesity (local producers, sponsors, pharma, insurance) – sponsored session
  • Complex and genetic disorders
  • The exposome and allergic diseases


Important dates

February 10, 2019
Congress registration opens
December 20, 2019
Early bird registration deadline
February 28, 2020
Abstract submission deadline