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

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Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference 2017

21 July 2017

Professor Lesley Jones spoke about genetic research in Huntington's disease (HD) at the Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference 2017 in Malta.

summer school 2017

MRC Summer School hailed an "eye-opening opportunity" and "inspiring" success

14 July 2017

Delegates travelled far and wide to join us for the 8th Annual Summer School in Brain Disorder Research

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MRC Festival: Voices of hope and progress

6 July 2017

Mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn deliver a powerful talk around schizophrenia, stigma and suicide

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Themes

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

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Public engagement

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

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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.