The MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG) brings together world-leading researchers to investigate the major causes of mental health problems.

Established in 2009, we are Wales' first MRC Centre and the largest psychiatric genetics group in the UK.

We use our clinical, genomic, statistical and bioinformatic expertise to tackle the challenges posed by psychiatric, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, with the aim of informing better diagnosis and treatment for the future.

Latest news

Hayley Moulding PhD student

PhD student nominated for social mobility award

13 October 2017

Hayley reached the shortlist for the first year of the UK Social Mobility Awards

Sinead Morrison and participant 22q therapy

22q and motor difficulties - developing new therapies

4 October 2017

Researchers at Cardiff University discuss their research into developing new therapies for people with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.

Katie Lewis in Hadyn Ellis Building

Sleep and mood in bipolar disorder

2 October 2017

Researchers at the Centre investigate the link between sleep loss and bipolar disorder

A researcher working in the HEB lab

Themes

Our research themes cover a wide range of psychiatric, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, and provide a focus for our world-leading research.

A child looks through a microscope

Public engagement

We aim to engage with the public about the real-world impact of our research, and provide opportunities for two-way communication.

A researcher conducting an interview.

Take part in research

There are a whole range of studies and projects at the Centre that you can be a part of, with opportunities for people with or without personal experience of mental health conditions.