Silvia Paracchini

St Andrews University, United Kingdom

Silvia Paracchini is a Human Geneticist working in the field of common and complex neurodevelopmental disorders. She graduated cum laude in biological sciences at the University of Pavia (1998) and obtained a D.Phil. degree in human genetics at the University of Oxford (1998). Since 2002 she has been working at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (University of Oxford) where she is leading a research programme aimed at dissecting the genetic basis of dyslexia. She is an active Member of the NeuroDys Consortium, a large multidisciplinary and international project to study the biology of dyslexia. More recently she has established a research project aimed at studying the effects of genetic risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders in the general population. This study investigated different cognitive and behavioural traits such as language, handedness, and general cognitive functions. She is also interested in understanding the functional mechanisms underlying genetic associations studying in particular the effects on gene expression.

Biography Updated on 3 July 2011

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