Silvia Paracchini Research Group


New preprint!

We are excited to share the largest ever meta-analysis for left-handedness prevalence. This work look at data from over 200 studies with more than 2 million participants. The study has been led by our collaborator Dr Marietta Papadatou-Pastou at the University of...

Welcome Judith!

We are excited to welcome Dr Judith Schmitz who join the group supported by a a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Judith will work on the handedness project.

New paper!

This month we are happy to share some of our latest work. A paper describing the expression pattern of the dyslexia candidate gene KIAA0319 in zebrafish has been published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology. This work has been led by Monika during her PhD. We...

Come and work with us: new PhD project

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD scholarship to work with Dr Silvia Paracchini (School of Medicine) and Dr Margaret Leighton (School of Economics and Finance) at the University of St Andrews.

Background: Dyslexia, dyscalculia, developmental language disorder (DLD), stuttering, and ADHD are common neurodevelopmental disorders affecting about 10% children. In addition to the personal…


We are super-excited to announce that Silvia has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Time to celebrate!

Officially Dr Gostic!

At the winter graduation we celebrated Monika who received officially the well deserved PhD title. Happy days!


We did it! Our group took part to the Explorathon 2018, at a science fair hosted at the Dundee Science Centre on Saturday 29th September as part of the European Researchers’ Night and supported by the European Commission. We presented for the first time the ePeg, a...

New Paper!

See our latest paper reviewing the Neuronal Migration Hypothesis for dyslexia out in the European Journal of Neuroscience