Congratulations Monika Gostic for the award of a travel fellowship by the European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine! Monika is using zebrafish to study the function of candidate genes for dyslexia. She will use the fellowship to visit Dr Patrick Blader’s lab at the Centre for Developmental Biology in Toulouse, France, to learn new techniques . This is a great experience for Monika which will establish closer links with international collaborators and contribute to develop novel techniques for our lab.
Last week there has been quite a bit of media covarage for our handednes work. We have not published anything new (yet!), but the very popular site IFLScience covered Silvia’s prsentation at Royal Society with a piece that got over 30,000 shares on Facebook. This was also picked up by some mainstrem journals. Unfortunately, not all reports were accurate as exaplained in Silvia’s post for the Research the Headilne blog.