Silvia Paracchini

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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. Her work involves large multidisciplinary and cross-country collaborations.

Silvia has a degree in Biological Sciences from Pavia University and a DPhil in Human Genetics from Oxford University. She moved to St Andrews University in 2011 and since then has held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

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Areas of Interest
Biomedical Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cognitive Sciences
University of St Andrews
Key words
human genetics, neurodevelopment, cognition, laterality, molecular biology, bioinformatics

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Emma Carroll’s overarching research theme is the use and development of statistical models to integrate genetic/genomic, life history and behavioural data to investigate natural populations. Emma has multi-disciplinary research expertise in the fields of molecular ecology, stable isotope analysis and population modelling, and experience in developing and implementing models that bridge these fields.

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19 February 2019
by Silvia Paracchini, Jess Enright, Heidi Burdett, and Emilie CombetIn December, the Young Academy o...