Translational genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders

Welcome to our lab site! 

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

May 1 - Nicholas Raun joined the group as a post-doc. Welcome Nicholas!  

March 13 - The Dutch Neurodevelopmental Disorders Day in Nijmegen. Annette co-hosted and the whole lab enjoyed the inspiring talks.

March 1 - Ralitsa Petrova (Riley) joined the lab as a student assistant. Welcome! 

February 14+16 - Stella, Adela, and Boyd attend the ITHACA meeting on genetic neurodevelopmental disorders. Lara will go to the consensus meeting for the first Kleefstra syndrome clinical guideline. Both at ErasmusMC in Rotterdam.

More news here

Events we look forward to

May 31-June 1- Boyd will attend and present his work at the meeting on Rare Disorders of the RAS-MAPK Pathway in Berlin

June 13-14 - Dutch Neuroscience Meeting 2024 in Tiel. Check our posters and talk to us :)

Sept 2-6 - Neurofly 2024! The lab will travel to Birmingham  to connect with all neuroscience fly researchers at this exciting conference.

Sept 18 - The Lowlands Fly meeting in Amsterdam. We look forward to meeting fellow Drosophilists from The Netherlands and Belgium again! 

Oct 6 - The lab will have a fun stand at the Radboudumc open day as part of the Weekend of Science