Lucía Colodro-Conde in Science Magazine

SRAP-IEAP member Lucía Colodro-Conde is a posdoc researcher in Psychiatric Genetics at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane. She is co-author of a huge collaborative study (360 scientists, 180 institutions) published last March in Science magazine “The genetic architecture of the human cerebral cortex”.

This research has identified 306 nominally genome-wide significant associated with cortical structure. The genes that influence surface area and thickness also influence, partially, pathologies such as depression and attention deficit hyperactivity, among others.

According to Lucía “this outcome is very important to get to know human brain. Until now, we knew very little about genetic variants relatively common influence the cortex’s surface area and thickness”.

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About Paula Llull Llobera

My research deals with the aesthetic and philosophical theories that define the different art movements since the late 60s, specifically in the field of sculpture and installation art. In this context, I analyse the way artists have tackled the natural environment and in particular the work of three contemporary artists that address environmental issues within the museum institution; the Australian artist Janet Laurence is one of my case studies. Also, I am a regular contributor to “Sculpture” magazine and “re:sculpt” blog.