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 accompanied by Ian Hudghton MEP. We discussed our research program highlighting the importance of mobility and international collaborations. Yes, as you might have guessed Brexit was on the menu for the day….
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 his dissertations with us. These new additions are significantly improving our gender balance, but have increased the number of Italian speaking group members
Many congratulations to Irene Feliciotti who joins our lab from Italy thanks to a internship supported by Regione Toscana. Irene will spend 6 months with us and will work on the characterization of genes implicated in language disorders.
We have a fully funded (UK/EU rate) PhD project in statistical genetics. The project will study the role of brain asymmetries in language-related disorders by analysing large and complex datasets characterised with a large cognitive and behavioural data and for which genome-wide genetic data are available. To apply send a cover letter and CV to Silvia (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can find the full advert here.
What an incredible experience! It is not often that something can change quite drastically your way of thinking. I never imagined I would get so much out of the Royal Society Pairing Scheme.
For context, it is worth keeping in mind the timing of the events: 4th -7th December, which can easily be one Continue reading