SIDB Annual Research Retreat 2019

October 27th, 2019

The SIDB recently held it’s Annual Research Retreat. This included a two-day programme of presentations, discussion and interactive dialogue, which took place from 12-13 September 2019 in Edinburgh. The event brought together around 150 VIP guests, autism academics and PhD students to present some of their most recent work in the field of autism and to discuss future development and research plans. It also provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further collaboration between academics working in …

Researcher in Spotlight – Mike Cousin

October 26th, 2019

In our website feature “Researcher in Spotlight” this month we ask our researcher Mike Cousin to tell us a bit more about himself. Could you give us a quick overview of your background and career so far? After graduating from the University of Edinburgh (Biochemistry), I completed a PhD (Biochemistry again) at the University of Dundee.  After continuing my postdoctoral training at the Neurosciences Institute in Dundee, I won two fellowships (Royal Society / Human Frontiers of Science) to work …

Cycling 500 miles across Ireland to raise money for the Patrick Wild Centre

October 12th, 2019

A big thank you to James Waterson and Alastair Dickie who cycled 500 miles across Ireland to raise money in aid of The Patrick Wild Centre. James’s son Harry has Fragile X Syndrome – he was the motivation to take on this fundraising challenge. James and Alastair cycled 500 miles from Mizen to Malin Head on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland to raise awareness and funding for the Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual …