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Dora Markati

MD, MPhil

MRes Student

Dora graduated in Medicine in 2016 from the University of Patras (GR). In 2020 she received her MPhil in Biological Science from the University of Cambridge (UK). During her MPhil, she worked on the mechanisms of nervous system development under the supervision of Dr Matthias Landgraf and her studies were supported by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y). She received training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (London, UK) and Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge, UK). She also trained in Neonatology at St Mary's Hospital (London, UK), where she worked as an Honorary Research Associate of the Center for Perinatal Neuroscience at Imperial College London. 

She is currently a member of Professor Laurent Servais' STRONG team at the University of Oxford. Her research is supported by the Onassis Foundation and the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) UK. She is designing a Natural History Study for patients affected by Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic neurodevelopmental condition. She is working on identifying sensitive outcome measures and biomarkers of disease, which can facilitate the conduct of efficient clinical trials.