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

June 1 - Boyd and Marina visited a primary school to teach the kids about Science and using fruitflies as a genetic model. A week before Boyd had also visited another school. For pictures go to the Gallery.

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

May 14-20 - Laura and Annette presented a poster and talk at the 2022 Fragile X and Autism-Related Disorders Conference GRC and 2022 Fragile X and Autism-Related Disorders (GRS) Seminar GRC.

May 11-14 - Annette virtually presented a talk on "Translational Studies into Sleep Disturbance in Neurodevelopmental Disorders – of Mechanisms and Treatment Strategies" at INSAR.

April 3 Mireia got selected for the 2022-2024 cohort of Early Career Leadership Program of the Genetics Society of America (GSA). She will serve in the Community and Membership Engagement Subcommittee. A huge honor!

More news here

Events we look forward to

June 16-17 - A large delegation of the lab will be present at the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting in Tiel. Sanne and Ana will present a poster on their research projects. Meet us there!

September 6-9 - Annette will give a talk at the European Drosophila Neurobiology meeting (Neurofly) in Saint-Malo, France, and almost the whole lab will be presenting posters!

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