Meet the team #7 Thomas

What is your name?

Thomas van Genderen

Can you tell something about yourself?

I was born and raised in Rotterdam before moving to Amsterdam to study Psychobiology at the UvA. I have always been interested in the effect our brains have on our behaviour and perception. During my study I studied a wide variety of topics ranging from biology and anatomy to developmental psychology. I joined the study-association for biologists, Congo and rowing association, Nereus. I enjoy exploring new hobbies and reading in my free time.

What is your role at the NOFA lab?

I’m a third year bachelor student and intern with the Joint Study. Together with the other interns, I assist the researchers where I can with their cross-cultural study into Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD). We mainly occupy ourselves with recruiting, contacting and interviewing participants. When we’re busy with data collection and processing, we work on our theses.

What is your main research interest/topic?

For me, this study is an opportunity to gain more insight into the relation between ADHD symptoms and CUD. Many of the individuals seeking treatment for CUD are diagnosed with ADHD. I believe this is a valuable correlation to explore and potentially relevant for early intervention.

Is there anything else we should know about you?

My favourite movie is the Blues Brothers. I can talk for hours about anything that catches my interest and will probably do so given the chance.