Map showing molecular make-up of brain

January 31st, 2018

Professor Seth Grant, Professor Douglas Armstrong and colleagues in Edinburgh and at the Lilly Research Centre (Surrey), have analysed the molecules produced at synapses in various parts of the brain and found that varying compositions correspond to brain functions. The team found that this map can now bridge the gap between genetic studies and findings from brain imaging. The study was based on post mortem brain tissue samples from healthy people held in the Medical Research Council’s Edinburgh Brain Bank. …

Researcher in Spotlight – Sonya Campbell

January 29th, 2018

In our website feature “Researcher in Spotlight” this month we ask our researcher Sonya Campbell to tell us a bit more about herself. Could you give us a quick overview of your background and career so far? My first degree was in Health Psychology, my Masters in Cognitive Neuropsychology, and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Since qualifying, I have worked clinically in the NHS with individuals with mental health problems, chronic long-term health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. In 2012, I …

Fragile X Syndrome Research Workshop 2018

January 17th, 2018

The Fragile X Syndrome Research Workshop will be held in Edinburgh on 21st May. This year’s workshop is a collaboration between the Fragile X Society and the Patrick Wild Centre at the University of Edinburgh. The aim of the workshop is to bring together the research community who are either currently involved in, or who are interested in, fragile X syndrome research. The aim is to promote further interactions amongst UK-based (and EU-based) researchers who investigate the condition, with a …