Silvia Paracchini Research Group


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,...

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!