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Silvia Paracchini Research Group

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New preprint!!

See new preprint in bioRxiv led by Judith reporting the first GWAS for hearing threshold and hearing asymmetries in children. See also a summary of the paper in this excellent Twitter thread.

Two new handedness papers

Two new handedness studies are now out. In the first one we examined different handedness measures in the ALSPAC cohort. In the second paper we looked at the prevalence and heritability of handedness in Hong Kong.

New paper: the largest handedness study

Our latest paper is out in Psychological Bulletin  and report a collaboration with Marietta Papadatou-Pastou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and Sebastian Ocklenburg (Ruhr University Bochum) with key contributions by lab member Judith Schmitz. We...

Work with us: New PhD project

Apply for this fully funded 4 years PhD scholarship to be part of new exciting collaboration between the University of St Andrews and Canon Medical Research Europe. The project The field of genomics has made huge advances for a number of diseases for which large...

ASHG 2019

Filippo attended  the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual conference in Houston. Filippo presented his latest results with a poster entitled: ‘GWAS for handedness indexes: support a role of microtubule in brain asymmetries and neurodevelopmental...

New preprint

Our latest preprint is out on PsyArXiv. It reports the analysis of handedness data collected in Hong Kong. A great collaboration with colleagues at the Chinese Hong Kong University and University of Hong Kong.

Two new preprints!!!

This week we are very excited to share two preprints perfectly showcasing the multidisciplinary approach of our group. In the first study, Rebeca has developed a cellular KO system to understand the function of the dyslexia susceptibility KIAA0319 gene. In...

Welcome Michelle!

We welcome Michelle Moore, joining the group this week. Michelle starts a PhD project funded by the Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies. The project is a new collaboration between the School of Medicine (Silvia) and the School of Economics (Dr Margaret...

New Paper

We are very happy to share the results of a project conducted in collaboration with the University of Bologna, published in The FASEB Journal. With this work we identified a rare mutation in the SPART gene and leading to a form of developmental delay. Functional...

Away Day!

This year Away Day has been a great success. We started in St Monans Parish Church which we were lucky to find open. Just we minutes from there, we enjoyed a fantastic outdoor lunch at the East Pier Smokehouse overlooking the sea. This gave the calories to set off for...

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