Light-based innovation for the biosciences

I graduated in Biological Sciences from University of Pavia (1998) and obtained a DPhil in Human Genetics (2003) from Oxford University. I then worked as a post-doc at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, until 2011 when I was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to set up my group at St Andrews. In 2013 I became member of the Young Academy of Scotland. I lead the St Andrews Bioinformatics Unit and I am the co-Director of the Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE).

Research areas:

  • Human genetics
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Genomics
  • Handedness
  • Dyslexia

Silvia Paracchini research group