BNA 2017

Next week (10-13 April) we will showcase our research at BNA 2017, Birmingham!!! Silvia will present at a symposium dedicated to the latest advances in the field of language genetics (Tuesday at 13.20).

We have two posters on brain imaging (P-M142; P-W133) discussing the work we are doing in collaboration with Joel Talcott’s group. These will be presented by Diandra Brkic and Gloria Romagnoli, both based at Aston University.

See you there!


Seminar by Chris McManus

Silvia will host a seminar by Chris McManus on 9th March, 1-2Pm, Seminar Room 1

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PhD project

We are inviting application for a PhD project aimed at characterising genetic variants associated with language disorders. This is a three year project funded by the Cunningham Trust. Email Silvia ( for informal enquiries.

See here for more detials.

New publication!

We are delighted to have contributed a chapter to a new book edited by Lesley Rogers and Giorgio Vallortigara. The book groups a collection of methods used to study laterality in different organisms. Our chapter describes recent advances in mapping genes contributing to human handedness and laterality.


Silvia has been interviewed by AcademiaNet about our work on dyslexia genetics. AcademiaNet is a portal aimed at highlighting the achievements of female researchers based across Europe. You can read the interview here.