The international meeting Silvia has been organising is taking place this week! In the beautiful setting of the Kavli International Centre at Chicheley Hall and funded by the Royal Society, the meeting will cover the broad field of laterality research, under the title “Laterality: from genes to behaviour”, will bring together world-experts studying laterality in many different disciplines (human genetics, cognitive/behavioural neuroscience, developmental biology, primatology, palaeontology, mathematics and philosophy. In addition to discuss the latest advances on this topic the aim of the conference is to provide a networking opportunity to develop cross-disciplinary ideas and collaborations.

Silvia is co-organising the meeting with Dr Christian Rutz (St Andrews University, School of Biology) who studies laterality behaviour in crows and, as Silvia, is a member of the Young Academy of Scotland.