Silvia Paracchini Research Group


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...


The neurogenetics group took part to this year SoapBoxScience event in Edinburgh. SoapBoxScience is aimed at promoting the visibility of women in STEM while discussing science with the general public. Silvia was one of the speakers on a soap box. Judith and Filippo...

ICOB 2019

Silvia gave a talk at the 6th International conference on Biophotonics ICOB2019. This was a great opportunity to showcase our work on functional characterization of genes implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders.

New preprint

See our latest preprint; another collaboration with Dr Marietta Papadatou-Pastou looking at the link between handedness and mathematical abilities. This is the first output by Filippo!


Filippo represented the group at IBANGS 2019 in Edinburgh. He gave a short presentation on a symposium on laterality and cognition. This included the latest development of our projects with many collaborator around the world. Check out some of the action at #IBANGS2019.

Women in Science in Scotland

Silvia features in this new exhibition organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh celebrating women in science. Here you can find a guide of the event. The exhibition launch coincided with an event featuring Silvia together with the current and former RSE Presidents,...