Silvia Paracchini is a neuroscientist working in the field of human genetics, interested in the molecular mechanisms contributing to neurodevelopment. Her research aims at understanding how DNA variation may contribute to common disorders, such as dyslexia, or human traits, like handedness. She uses a combination of different methods and technologies integrating epidemiology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, stem cell and animal research.
human genetics, neurodevelopment, cognition, laterality, molecular biology, bioinformatics
Dr. E. Elizabeth Patton is currently a Group Leader at the MRC Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine in Edinburgh, with a specific interest in melanoma. Dr. Patton received a BSc (Honours) degree from King’s College at Dalhousie University and a PhD from the University of Toronto, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and The University of Oxford.
Jimmy is deeply committed to improving the lives of the most vulnerable groups in our societies.
Jimmy works at the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland (CELCIS), is a Trustee for Who Cares? Scotland and is directly involved in the world-leading ‘Independent Care Review’.
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Care-experience, youth, leadership, holistic, looked-after, policy