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News about the Cognomics project

Vice chair Cognomics, Simon Fisher, gave inaugural lecture

Vice chair of the Cognomics Initiative, Prof.dr. Simon Fisher, gave his inaugural lecture at the Radboud University Aula on the 26th of Sept, 15:45. His lecture is titled 'How your genome helps you speak'. Fisher, the director of the only lab in the world focussing on the genetics of speech and language, was involved in the discovery of FOXP2, a gene highly implicated in speech and language. This discovery has led to many other interesting findings published by Fisher and his lab.

More information about the lecture can be found here.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 14:37

Cognomics Symposium 10 & 11 September 2013

The Nijmegen Cognomics Initiative brings together leading scientists from a range of disciplines to understand how variations in the human genome affect brain structure and function, to impact on memory, language, social behaviour and other crucial aspects of cognition. Last year we officially launched Cognomics with an exciting opening event. This year, we organized our first annual two-day Cognomics Symposium. The program included key-note lectures by world-leading neuroscientists David Glahn (Yale University) and Genevieve Konopka (UT Southwestern Medical Center) along with several stimulating oral and poster sessions, covering the state-of-the-art on the links between genes, neurons, circuits, brains and cognition.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 10:46

Yuen Fang wins UMC St Radboud master prize

Yuen Fang

Yuen has won the UMC st Radboud Master Prize 2011/2012 for her thesis entitled “Interaction of DNA methyltransferase 3B Gene with Childhood Adversity on Hippocampal Volume”.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 08:06

Cognomics Chair receives VICI grant

Chair of the Cognomics board, Prof dr. B. Franke has received a prestigious VICI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to study the biological causes of Attention Deficit\Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Professor Franke and her team will combine genetic research, brain imaging studies and research on fruit flies to learn more about mechanisms underlying the neurobiology of ADHD.

Link to Dutch article in ‘De Gelderlander’

Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 08:06

First Cognomics PhD Thesis

On January the 23rd 2013 Martine Hoogman defended her PhD thesis in the Aula of the Radboud University, Nijmegen. This is the first thesis of the Nijmegen Cognomics Initiative.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 13:08

Cognomics opening

The Cognomics program was officially opened on September 12, 2012. A one-day symposium was organised to celebrate this occasion.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 08:07

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