Our research is focused on dyslexia, a severe disorder in the acquisition of reading and writing skills. The long-term objective is to develop an early test for dyslexia, allowing targeted support long before schooling starts.
50–70 percent of dyslexia can be explained by genetics. Hence our research is focused on the genetic background of this disorder. Using modern mass-spectrometric examination methods, micro-array analysis and differential allelic expression, we are looking for the risk genes involved in this disorder.
Furthermore, we cooperate closely with the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, e.g. in our project LEGASCREEN, which is described in detail at www.legascreen.de. In this cooperation we are working on methods to combine data from MRI, EEG and genetics.