Ms Anjali Henders

Human Studies Manager

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
a.henders@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 66474

Overview

As part of the management executive of the Program in Complex Traits Genomics (PCTG) based at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences (IMB) Anjali is responsible for the day-to-day running of the PCTG, including the coordination of their research activities and strategies, research governance and supervison of their high-through put genomics laboratory. Anjali has over 15 years experience in managing complex, large-scale research programmes and specialises in facilitating and managing interdisciplinary collaborations and consortiums.

Prior to moving to UQ, Anjali was the Senior Project Manager for the Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory at the Queensland Institute for Medical research (QIMR) where she held an integral role in the management of large human research projects collecting biological samples for down stream genomics. Her significant contribution to these projects has been recognised by her inclusion in publications and commentaries.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours, Griffith University

Publications

  • Garton, Fleur C., Benyamin, Beben, Zhao, Qiongyi, Liu, Zhijun, Gratten, Jacob, Henders, Anjali K., Zhang, Zong-Hong, Edson, Janette, Furlong, Sarah, Morgan, Sarah, Heggie, Susan, Thorpe, Kathryn, Pfluger, Casey, Mather, Karen A., Sachdev, Perminder S., McRae, Allan F., Robinson, Matthew R., Shah, Sonia, Visscher, Peter M., Mangelsdorf, Marie, Henderson, Robert D., Wray, Naomi R. and McCombe, Pamela A. (2017) Whole exome sequencing and DNA methylation analysis in a clinical amyotrophic lateral sclerosis cohort. Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine, 5 4: 418-428. doi:10.1002/mgg3.302

  • Fung, Jenny N., Girling, Jane E., Lukowski, Samuel W., Sapkota, Yadav, Wallace, Leanne, Holdsworth-Carson, Sarah J., Henders, Anjali K., Healey, Martin, Rogers, Peter A. W., Powell, Joseph E. and Montgomery, Grant W. (2017) The genetic regulation of transcription in human endometrial tissue. Human Reproduction, 32 4: 893-904. doi:10.1093/humrep/dex006

  • Bigdeli, T. B., Ripke, S., Peterson, R. E., Trzaskowski, M., Bacanu, S-A, Abdellaoui, A., Andlauer, T. F. M., Beekman, A. T. F., Berger, K., Blackwood, D. H. R., Boomsma, D. I., Breen, G., Buttenschon, H. N., Byrne, E. M., Cichon, S., Clarke, T-K, Couvy-Duchesne, B., Craddock, N., de Geus, E. J. C., Degenhardt, F., Dunn, E. C., Edwards, A. C., Fanous, A. H., Forstner, A. J., Frank, J., Gill, M., Gordon, S. D., Grabe, H. J., Hamilton, S. P., Hardiman, O., Hayward, C., Heath, A. C., Henders, A. K., Herms, S., Hickie, I. B., Hoffmann, P., Homuth, G., Hottenga, J-J, Ising, M., Jansen, R., Kloiber, S., Knowles, J. A., Lang, M., Li, Q. S., Lucae, S., MacIntyre, D. J., Madden, P. A. F., Martin, N. G., McGrath, P. J., McGuffin, P., McIntosh, A. M., Medland, S. E., Mehta, D., Middeldorp, C. M., Milaneschi, Y., Montgomery, G. W., Mors, O., Mueller-Myhsok, B., Nauck, M., Nyholt, D. R., Noethen, M. M., Owen, M. J., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Pergadia, M. L., Perlis, R. H., Peyrot, W. J., Porteous, D. J., Potash, J. B., Rice, J. P., Rietschel, M., Riley, B. P., Rivera, M., Schoevers, R., Schulze, T. G., Shi, J., Shyn, S. I., Smit, J. H., Smoller, J. W., Streit, F., Strohmaier, J., Teumer, A., Treutlein, J., Van der Auwera, S., van Grootheest, G., van Hemert, A. M., Voelzke, H., Webb, B. T., Weissman, M. M., Wellmann, J., Willemsen, G., Witt, S. H., Levinson, D. F., Lewis, C. M., Wray, N. R., Flint, J., Sullivan, P. F. and Kendler, K. S. (2017) Genetic effects influencing risk for major depressive disorder in China and Europe. Translational Psychiatry, 7 . doi:10.1038/tp.2016.292

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Journal Article

  • Garton, Fleur C., Benyamin, Beben, Zhao, Qiongyi, Liu, Zhijun, Gratten, Jacob, Henders, Anjali K., Zhang, Zong-Hong, Edson, Janette, Furlong, Sarah, Morgan, Sarah, Heggie, Susan, Thorpe, Kathryn, Pfluger, Casey, Mather, Karen A., Sachdev, Perminder S., McRae, Allan F., Robinson, Matthew R., Shah, Sonia, Visscher, Peter M., Mangelsdorf, Marie, Henderson, Robert D., Wray, Naomi R. and McCombe, Pamela A. (2017) Whole exome sequencing and DNA methylation analysis in a clinical amyotrophic lateral sclerosis cohort. Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine, 5 4: 418-428. doi:10.1002/mgg3.302

  • Fung, Jenny N., Girling, Jane E., Lukowski, Samuel W., Sapkota, Yadav, Wallace, Leanne, Holdsworth-Carson, Sarah J., Henders, Anjali K., Healey, Martin, Rogers, Peter A. W., Powell, Joseph E. and Montgomery, Grant W. (2017) The genetic regulation of transcription in human endometrial tissue. Human Reproduction, 32 4: 893-904. doi:10.1093/humrep/dex006

  • Bigdeli, T. B., Ripke, S., Peterson, R. E., Trzaskowski, M., Bacanu, S-A, Abdellaoui, A., Andlauer, T. F. M., Beekman, A. T. F., Berger, K., Blackwood, D. H. R., Boomsma, D. I., Breen, G., Buttenschon, H. N., Byrne, E. M., Cichon, S., Clarke, T-K, Couvy-Duchesne, B., Craddock, N., de Geus, E. J. C., Degenhardt, F., Dunn, E. C., Edwards, A. C., Fanous, A. H., Forstner, A. J., Frank, J., Gill, M., Gordon, S. D., Grabe, H. J., Hamilton, S. P., Hardiman, O., Hayward, C., Heath, A. C., Henders, A. K., Herms, S., Hickie, I. B., Hoffmann, P., Homuth, G., Hottenga, J-J, Ising, M., Jansen, R., Kloiber, S., Knowles, J. A., Lang, M., Li, Q. S., Lucae, S., MacIntyre, D. J., Madden, P. A. F., Martin, N. G., McGrath, P. J., McGuffin, P., McIntosh, A. M., Medland, S. E., Mehta, D., Middeldorp, C. M., Milaneschi, Y., Montgomery, G. W., Mors, O., Mueller-Myhsok, B., Nauck, M., Nyholt, D. R., Noethen, M. M., Owen, M. J., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Pergadia, M. L., Perlis, R. H., Peyrot, W. J., Porteous, D. J., Potash, J. B., Rice, J. P., Rietschel, M., Riley, B. P., Rivera, M., Schoevers, R., Schulze, T. G., Shi, J., Shyn, S. I., Smit, J. H., Smoller, J. W., Streit, F., Strohmaier, J., Teumer, A., Treutlein, J., Van der Auwera, S., van Grootheest, G., van Hemert, A. M., Voelzke, H., Webb, B. T., Weissman, M. M., Wellmann, J., Willemsen, G., Witt, S. H., Levinson, D. F., Lewis, C. M., Wray, N. R., Flint, J., Sullivan, P. F. and Kendler, K. S. (2017) Genetic effects influencing risk for major depressive disorder in China and Europe. Translational Psychiatry, 7 . doi:10.1038/tp.2016.292

  • Kassam, Irfahan, Qi, Tuan, Lloyd-Jones, Luke, Holloway, Alexander, Bonder, Marc Jan, Henders, Anjali K., Martin, Nicholas G., Powell, Joseph E., Franke, Lude, Montgomery, Grant W., Visscher, Peter M. and McRae, Allan F. (2016) Evidence for mitochondrial genetic control of autosomal gene expression. Human Molecular Genetics, 25 24: 5332-5338. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddw347

  • Otowa, T., Hek, K., Lee, M., Byrne, E. M., Mirza, S. S., Nivard, M. G., Bigdeli, T., Aggen, S. H., Adkins, D., Wolen, A., Fanous, A., Keller, M. C., Castelao, E., Kutalik, Z., Der Auwera, S. V., Homuth, G., Nauck, M., Teumer, A., Milaneschi, Y., Hottenga, J. -J., Direk, N., Hofman, A., Uitterlinden, A., Mulder, C. L., Henders, A. K., Medland, S. E., Gordon, S., Heath, A. C., Madden, P. A. F., Pergadia, M. L., Van Der Most, P. J., Nolte, I. M., Van Oort, F. V. A., Hartman, C. A., Oldehinkel, A. J., Preisig, M., Grabe, H. J., Middeldorp, C. M., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Boomsma, D., Martin, N. G., Montgomery, G., Maher, B. S., Van Den Oord, E. J., Wray, N. R., Tiemeier, H. and Hettema, J. M. (2016) Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of anxiety disorders. Molecular Psychiatry, 21 10: 1391-1399. doi:10.1038/mp.2015.197

  • Shakhbazov, Konstantin, Powell, Joseph E., Hemani, Gibran, Henders, Anjali K., Martin, Nicholas G., Visscher, Peter M., Montgomery, Grant W. and McRae, Allan F. (2016) Shared genetic control of expression and methylation in peripheral blood. BMC Genomics, 17 1: . doi:10.1186/s12864-016-2498-4

  • Bui, Masato, Benyamin, Beben, Shah, Sonia, Henders, Anjali K., Martin, Nicholas G., Montgomery, Grant W. and McRae, Allan F. (2015) Sharing a placenta is associated with a greater similarity in DNA methylation in monochorionic versus dichorionic twin pars in blood at age 14. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18 6: 680-685. doi:10.1017/thg.2015.87

  • Peters, Marjolein J., Joehanes, Roby, Pilling, Luke C., Schurmann, Claudia, Conneely, Karen N., Powell, Joseph, Reinmaa, Eva, Sutphin, George L., Zhernakova, Alexandra, Schramm, Katharina, Wilson, Yana A., Kobes, Sayuko, Tukiainen, Taru, Ramos, Yolande F., Goring, Harald H. H., Fornage, Myriam, Liu, Yongmei, Gharib, Sina A., Stranger, Barbara E., De Jager, Philip L., Aviv, Abraham, Levy, Daniel, Murabito, Joanne M., Munson, Peter J., Huan, Tianxiao, Hofman, Albert, Uitterlinden, Andre G., Rivadeneira, Fernando, Van Rooij, Jeroen, Stolk, Lisette, Broer, Linda, Verbiest, Michael M. P. J., Jhamai, Mila, Arp, Pascal, Metspalu, Andres, Tserel, Liina, Milani, Lili, Samani, Nilesh J., Peterson, Part, Kasela, Silva, Codd, Veryan, Peters, Annette, Ward-Caviness, Cavin K., Herder, Christian, Waldenberger, Melanie, Roden, Michael, Singmann, Paula, Zeilinger, Sonja, Illig, Thomas, Homuth, Georg, Grabe, Hans-Jorgen, Volzke, Henry, Steil, Leif, Kocher, Thomas, Murray, Anna, Melzer, David, Yaghootkar, Hanieh, Bandinelli, Stefania, Moses, Eric K., Kent, Jack W., Curran, Joanne E., Johnson, Matthew P., Williams-Blangero, Sarah, Westra, Harm-Jan, McRae, Allan F., Smith, Jennifer A., Kardia, Sharon L. R., Hovatta, Iiris, Perola, Markus, Ripatti, Samuli, Salomaa, Veikko, Henders, Anjali K., Martin, Nicholas G., Smith, Alicia K., Mehta, Divya, Binder, Elisabeth B., Nylocks, K. Maria, Kennedy, Elizabeth M., Klengel, Torsten, Ding, Jingzhong, Suchy-Dicey, Astrid M., Enquobahrie, Daniel A., Brody, Jennifer, Rotter, Jerome I., Chen, Yii-Der I., Houwing-Duistermaat, Jeanine, Kloppenburg, Margreet, Slagboom, P. Eline, Helmer, Quinta, Den Hollander, Wouter, Bean, Shannon, Raj, Towfique, Bakhshi, Noman, Wang, Qiao Ping, Oyston, Lisa J., Psaty, Bruce M., Tracy, Russell P., Montgomery, Grant W., Turner, Stephen T., Blangero, John, Meulenbelt, Ingrid, Ressler, Kerry J., Yang, Jian, Franke, Lude, Kettunen, Johannes, Visscher, Peter M., Neely, G. Gregory, Korstanje, Ron, Hanson, Robert L., Prokisch, Holger, Ferrucci, Luigi, Esko, Tonu, Teumer, Alexander, Van Meurs, Joyce B. J., Johnson, Andrew D., Nalls, Michael A., Hernandez, Dena G., Cookson, Mark R., Gibbs, Raphael J., Hardy, John, Ramasamy, Adaikalavan, Zonderman, Alan B., Dillman, Allissa, Traynor, Bryan, Smith, Colin, Longo, Dan L., Trabzuni, Daniah, Troncoso, Juan, Van Der Brug, Marcel, Weale, Michael E., O'Brien, Richard, Johnson, Robert, Walker, Robert, Zielke, Ronald H., Arepalli, Sampath, Ryten, Mina, Singleton, Andrew B. and NABEC/UKBEC Consortium (2015) The transcriptional landscape of age in human peripheral blood. Nature Communications, 6 8570.1-8570.14. doi:10.1038/ncomms9570

  • Goldinger, Anita, Shakhbazov, Konstantin, Henders, Anjali K., McRae, Allan F., Montgomery, Grant W. and Powell, Joseph E. (2015) Seasonal effects on gene expression. PLoS ONE, 10 5: 1-16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126995

  • Mills, Natalie T., Wright, Margaret J., Henders, Anjali K., Eyles, Darryl W., Baune, Bernhard T., McGrath, John J., Byrne, Edna M., Hansell, Narelle K., Birosova, Eva, Scott, James G., Martin, Nicholas G., Montgomery, Grant W., Wray, Naomi R. and Vinkhuyzen, Anna A. E. (2015) Heritability of Transforming Growth Factor-β1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-Receptor Type 1 Expression and Vitamin D Levels in Healthy Adolescent Twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18 1: 28-35. doi:10.1017/thg.2014.70

  • Rentería, Miguel E., Coolen, Marcel W., Statham, Aaron L., Choi, R. Seong Min, Qu, Wenjia, Campbell, Megan J., Smith, Sara, Henders, Anjali K., Montgomery, Grant W., Clark, Susan J., Martin, Nicholas G. and Medland, Sarah E. (2013) GWAS of DNA methylation variation within imprinting control regions suggests parent-of-origin association. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16 4: 767-781. doi:10.1017/thg.2013.30

  • Bønnelykke, Klaus, Matheson, Melanie C., Pers, Tune H., Granell, Raquel, Strachan, David P., Alves, Alexessander Couto, Linneberg, Allan, Curtin, John A., Warrington, Nicole M., Standl, Marie, Kerkhof, Marjan, Jonsdottir, Ingileif, Bukvic, Blazenka K., Kaakinen, Marika, Sleimann, Patrick, Thorleifsson, Gudmar, Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur, Schramm, Katharina, Baltic, Svetlana, Kreiner-Møller, Eskil, Simpson, Angela, St Pourcain, Beate, Coin, Lachlan, Hui, Jennie, Walters, Eugene H., Tiesler, Carla M. T., Duffy, David L., Jones, Graham, Ring, Susan M., McArdle, Wendy L., Price, Loren, Robertson, Colin F., Pekkanen, Juha, Tang, Clara S., Thiering, Elisabeth, Montgomery, Grant W., Hartikainen, Anna-Liisa, Dharmage, Shyamali C., Husemoen, Lise L., Herder, Christian, Kemp, John P., Elliot, Paul, James, Alan, Waldenberger, Melanie, Abramson, Michael J., Fairfax, Benjamin P., Knight, Julian C., Gupta, Ramneek, Thompson, Philip J., Holt, Patrick, Sly, Peter, Hirschhorn, Joel N., Blekic, Mario, Weidinger, Stephan, Hakonarsson, Hakon, Stefansson, Kari, Heinrich, Joachim, Postma, Dirkje S., Custovic, Adnan, Pennell, Craig E., Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta, Koppelman, Gerard H., Timpson, Nicholas, Ferreira, Manuel A., Bisgaard, Hans, Henderson, A. John, Australian Asthma Genetics Consortium (AAGC), Danoy, Patrick, Henders, Anjali K., Jenkins, Mark, Martin, Nicholas G. and Brown, Matthew A. (2013) Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies ten loci influencing allergic sensitization. Nature Genetics, 45 8: 902-906. doi:10.1038/ng.2694

  • Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric GWAS Consortium, Wray, Naomi, Byrne, Enda M., Martin, Nicholas G., Gordon, Scott D., Henders, Anjali K., Montgomery, Grant M., Nyholt, Dale R. and Middeldorp, Christel M. (2013) A mega-analysis of genome-wide association studies for major depressive disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, 18 4: 497-511. doi:10.1038/mp.2012.21

  • Luong, Hein T. T., Chaplin, Justin, McRae, Allan F., Medland, Sarah E., Willemsen, Gonneke, Nyholt, Dale R., Henders, Anjali K., Hoekstra, Chantal, Duffy, David L., Martin, Nicholas G., Boomsma, Dorret I., Montgomery, Grant W. and Painter, Jodie N. (2011) Variation in BMPR1B, TGFRB1 and BMPR2 and control of dizygotic twinning. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 14 5: 408-416. doi:10.1375/twin.14.5.408

  • Verweij, Kjh, Zietsch, BP, Medland, SE, Gordon, SD, Benyamin, B, Nyholt, DR, McEvoy, BP, Sullivan, PF, Heath, AC, Madden, PAF, Henders, AK, Montgomery, GW, Martin, NG and Wray, NR (2010) A genome-wide association study of Cloninger’s temperament scales: Implications for the evolutionary genetics of personality. Biological Psychology, 85 2: 306-317. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.07.018

  • Yang, Jian, Benyamin, Beben, McEvoy, Brian P., Gordon, Scott, Henders, Anjali K., Nyholt, Dale R., Madden, Pamela A., Heath, Andrew C., Martin, Nicholas G., Montgomery, Grant W., Goddard, Michael E. and Visscher, Peter M. (2010) Common SNPs explain a large proportion of the heritability for human height. Nature Genetics, 42 7: 565-569. doi:10.1038/ng.608

  • Painter, Jodie N., Willemsen, Gonneke, Nyholt, Dale, Hoekstra, Chantal, Duffy, David L., Henders, Anjali K., Wallace, Leanne, Healey, Sue, Cannon-Albright, Lisa A., Skolnick, Mark, Martin, Nicholas G., Boomsma, Dorret I. and Montgomery, Grant W. (2010) A genome wide linkage scan for dizygotic twinning in 525 families of mothers of dizygotic twins. Human Reproduction, 25 6: 1569-1580. doi:10.1093/humrep/deq084

  • Medland, Sarah E., Zayats,Tetyana, Glaser, Beate, Nyholt, Dale R., Gordon,Scott D., Wright, Margaret J., Montgomery, Grant W., Campbell, Megan J., Henders, Anjali K., Timpson, Nicholas J., Peltonen, Leena, Wolke, Dieter, Ring, Susan M., Deloukas, Panos, Martin, Nicholas G., Smith, George Davey and Evans, David M. (2010) A variant in LIN28B is Associated with 2D:4D finger-length ratio, a putative retrospective biomarker of prenatal testosterone exposure. American Journal of Human Genetics, 86 4: 519-525. doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2010.02.017

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