Talking Genetics with Robinson Crusoe

Date 
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Event Location 

Online/virtual

Intended Audience 
Researchers, research staff, trainees, students, public
Details 

Join the UBC Social Exposome Research Cluster and Language Sciences​ for their upcoming Language Science Talk on a study of a unique Chilean population who inhabit the Robinson Crusoe Island. Colonised in 1876 by 64 individuals, about 60% of the island’s children were found to be affected by language disorder.

Speaker bio: Dr Dianne Newbury is a molecular geneticist who studies genetic contributions to childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. Her investigations specifically focus around speech and language impairment and its relationship to disorders such as dyslexia. Dianne has a lab at Oxford Brookes University. Her work is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the British Academy.

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