Summer 2022

GEL Lab member Dr Anna Gui was invited to talk about “First insights on the common genetic architecture of early motor development”, at the Centre for Developing Brain seminar series at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. What an honour to present and discuss our preliminary GEMS results with such eminent researchers and expert clinicians at the CDB! 

An exciting 3-year PhD studentship is currently being advertised by GEL Lab co-director Dr Emma Meaburn to start in October 2022 – more details can be found here!

GEL Lab student members Chloe and Laura are busy in the final stages of writing up their theses! The title of Chloe’s thesis is, ‘Using genetically informative family data to examine the early development of complex traits’. The title of Laura’s thesis is, ‘A dimensional investigation into psychotic experiences and negative symptoms in the community from adolescence to emerging adulthood’. Laura has recently uploaded a preprint of the final study of her PhD, which can be viewed here

At the end of June, Professor Ronald took part in an Ernst Strungmann Forum. The topic of the forum was Genetic Risk and the forum involved a week of brainstorming the future of the field. Professor Ronald led Group 1 working together with Dr Joshua A. Gordon. Find out more here