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Unravelling the genetic influences of reproductive behaviour and gene-environment interaction


Felix Tropf has been awarded the prestigious Allianz European Demography Award for his PhD dissertation on the impact of genes on demographic behaviour, which he completed at the University of Groningen.

Felix Tropf is a Sociologist at Nuffield College, the University of Oxford. Since 2015, he has been working as a postdoc. He is working with Dr Melinda Mills on the Sociogenome Project, which is funded by the European Research Council, and on a ERSC project that looks at the integration of genetic data into the social sciences.

Tropf received his Diploma (Master equivalent) from the University of Bamberg in 2011 and received the Allianz Newcomer Award in 2012 from the German Society for Demography (DGD). From 2011 until 2015, he was a doctoral researcher and lecturer at the ICS Graduate School at the University of Groningen. His research interests include demography, sociogenomics, sociology, life-course research and gene-environment interaction.

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