Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Laurea 110/110 cum laude in Biological Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy

  • 1999 – 2003 Human Genetics, University of Oxford Wolfson College and Department of Biochemistry

  • 2003 – 2011
    Post-doctoral research fellow in Prof. Anthony Monaco’s group, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG), University of Oxford.

  • Since 2011
    Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of St Andrews

Selected publications

  • Shore R, Covill L, Pettigrew KA, Brandler WM, Diaz R, Y. Xu,Tello JA, Talcott J, Newbury DF, Stein JF, Monaco AP and Paracchini S, (2016) The handedness-associated PCSK6 locus spans an intronic promoter regulating novel transcripts Human Molecular Genetics 25(9):1771-9

  • Brandler WM and Paracchini S (2014) The genetic relationship between handedness and neurodevelopmental disorders. Trends in Molecular Medicine. 20 (2), 83-90

  • Brandler WM, Morris AP, Evans DM, Scerri TS, Kemp JP, Timpson NJ, St Pourcain B, Smith GD, Ring SM, Stein J, Monaco AP, Talcott JB, Fisher SE, Webber C, Paracchini S.(2013) Common variants in left/right asymmetry genes and pathways are associated with relative hand skill PLoS Genet.9(9):e1003751

  • Scerri TS, Morris AP, Buckingham L-L, Newbury D, Miller L, Ring S, Monaco AP, Golding J, Bishop D, and Paracchini S. (2011) DCDC2, KIAA0319 and CMIP are associated with reading-related traits in ALSPAC. Biological Psychiatry. 70:237-45

  • Paracchini S, Steer CD, Buckingham L-L, P. Morris AP, Ring S, Scerri T, Stein J, Pembrey ME, Ragoussis J, Golding J, and Monaco AP. (2008) The KIAA0319 dyslexia susceptibility gene is associated with reading skills in the general population. American Journal of Psychiatry, 12:1576-84.

  • Paracchini S, Thomas A, Castro S, Lai C, Murugan P, Wang Y, Keating BJ, Taylor JM, Hacking DF, Scerri T, Franks C, Richardson AJ, Wade-Martins R, Knight JC, Stein JF, Copp AJ, LoTurco J, and Monaco AP. (2006) The chromosome 6p22 haplotype associated with dyslexia reduces the expression of KIAA0319, a novel gene involved in neuronal migration. Human Molecular Genetics. 15(10):1659-66

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • ESHG (European Society of Human Genetics)

  • The Genetics Society

  • British Neuroscience Association (BNA)

  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

  • European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine (EuFIshBioMed)

Media coverage

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Team leader

  • Project manager

  • Problem solving

  • Creativity

  • Social media

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