Translational genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders

Hey, welcome to our labsite!

We are a highly motivated and interdisciplinary research team that focuses on dissecting molecular networks and mechanisms underlying human brain function and disease, using the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster as a model. Here you can read more about what we do.

We are based in the Department of Human Genetics at Radboudumc in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. In addition, we are embedded in the multidisciplinary Donders institute of Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, which allows us to operate across disciplines.

Recent highlights

March 13-18 - Annette, Mireia, and Lara joined the Gordon's Sleep Conference where Mireia gave a super-received talk on "The CHD8/CHD7/Kismet Family Links Blood-Brain Barrier Glia and Serotonin to ASD-Associated Sleep Defects"

March 17 - Marina and Boyd have presented their work during the annual Donders Poster session.

January 13 - New read from our lab is available from Preprints: "Genetics, Molecular Control and Clinical Relevance of Habituation Learning" (read here)

More news here!

Events we look forward to

May 11-14 - Annette will be giving a talk at INSAR this year. If you are there (digitally, or on spot), make sure to tune in.

May 14-20 - Laura and Annette will be present and presenting at the 2022 Fragile X and Autism-Related Disorders Conference GRC and 2022 Fragile X and Autism-Related Disorders (GRS) Seminar GRC. If you are there, do not miss out on the poster!

May 15-17 - Marina and Boyd will be presenting posters at the Cell Symposium on The Biology of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Sitges, Spain

September 6-9 - Annette will give a talk at the European Drosophila Neurobiology meeting (Neurofly) in Saint-Malo, France !

September - Laura will give a talk about her work at the Fifth Dutch Neurodevelopment Disorders Day