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Personal profile

Research interests

My research aim is to contribute to improved, personalized treatment for depression, through research on (treatment of) immuno-metabolic depression & application of ambulatory measurements.

The concept of immuno-metabolic depression started with my 2010 publication on depression subtypes in Journal of Clinical Psyhiatry, and has lead to a solid line of research on this form of depression, that is characterized by atypical, energy-related symptoms and inflammation and metabolic dysregulation. In 2010, I was awarded an NWO Rubicon fellowship to conduct research on depression subtypes at the National Institute of Mental Health, USA with dr. K. Merikangas. In 2013 I returned to Amsterdam supported by a EU-FP7 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant where I continued my work on depression subtypes and immuno-metabolic depression (IMD). I am currently PI of the PERCIM project, where we are evaluating personalized treatment options for IMD.

At the NIMH, I also learned about ambulatory assessments, such as ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and actigraphy. Upon my return to Amsterdam, I contributed to the implementation of EMA and actigraphy in the Netherlands Study on Depression and Anxiety. I am also coördinating the Dutch arm of the RADAR-CNS depression study, that employs ambulatory assessments, including EMA, passive smartphone apps and actigraphy to monitor depression in an effort to identify signals that could indicate a relapse.

Besides being passionate about research, I have a keen interest in teaching and training. My teaching aim is to bring training of young academics to the highest level, by creating an optimal training atmosphere and setting to conduct research according to the highest standards.

Twitter account: @LamersFemke

 

External positions

Postdoctoral research fellow, NIH

1 May 201028 Apr 2013

PhD student, Maastricht University

15 Jun 20031 Apr 2008

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Research Output

Evidence for a differential role of HPA-axis function, inflammation and metabolic syndrome in melancholic versus atypical depression

Lamers, F., Vogelzangs, N., Merikangas, K. R., de Jonge, P., Beekman, A. T. F. & Penninx, B. W. J. H., 2013, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 18, 6, p. 692-699

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Longitudinal association between depression and inflammatory markers: Results from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety

Lamers, F., Milaneschi, Y., Smit, J. H., Schoevers, R. A., Wittenberg, G. & Penninx, B. W. J. H., 15 May 2019, In : Biological Psychiatry. 85, 10, p. 829-837 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Depression profilers and immuno-metabolic dysregulation: Longitudinal results from the NESDA study

Lamers, F., Milaneschi, Y., Vinkers, C. H., Schoevers, R. A., Giltay, E. J. & Penninx, B. W. J. H., 6 Apr 2020, In : Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Identifying depressive subtypes in a large cohort study: results from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)

Lamers, F., de Jonge, P., Nolen, W. A., Smit, J. H., Zitman, F. G., Beekman, A. T. F. & Penninx, B. W. J. H., 2010, In : Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 71, 12, p. 1582-1589

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mood reactivity and affective dynamics in mood and anxiety disorders

Lamers, F., Swendsen, J., Cui, L., Husky, M., Johns, J., Zipunnikov, V. & Merikangas, K. R., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 127, 7, p. 659-669 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities

  • 3 Membership of network
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of board

The role of inflammatory biomarkers in disentangling MDD heterogeneity

Femke Lamers (Speaker)
12 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

NESDA: een voorbeeld van longitudinaal observationeel onderzoek

Femke Lamers (Speaker)
8 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Stress-in-Action Consortium (External organisation)

Femke Lamers (Member)
2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Mental health: psyche or soma? The case of depression & its biology

Femke Lamers (Speaker)
27 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Scientific Quality Committee APH (External organisation)

Femke Lamers (Member)
22 May 2017 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Press / Media

Science update NIH website on co-authored paper

Femke Lamers

13/12/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Podcast interview Radio Swammerdam

Femke Lamers

05/02/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Interview