Silvia Paracchini Research Group


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

6th North Sea Laterality Meeting

The group attended the recent North Sea Laterality conference hosted by Abertay University in Dundee. Silvia gave an oral talk presenting for the first time to the public the the ePeg, a new device aimed at measuring handedness more accurately. We also presented a...

Stephen Gethins’ visit to the lab

We are delighted to welcome our MP Stephen Gethins as part of the Royal Society Westminster Pairing Scheme. Silvia spent a week in London shadowing Stephen back in December (read more about it here) learning about how the Parliament works. Stephen visited our lab...

New group members!

This week we welcome two new group members: Filippo Abbondanza from Italy and Carlos Castillo  from Colombia. Filippo has just started his PhD in statistical genetics, supported by the Royal Society. Carlos is a Master student in Applied Statistics and is doing...