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

Sam Chawner HEB

Cognitive development in children with 22q

21 November 2017

Researchers at Cardiff University have studied the cognitive development of children with 22q compared to their siblings without the condition.

Old Castle pupil with red filter glasses

Squashed bananas and fuzzy neurons

15 November 2017

Researchers from MRC CNGG welcomed 52 pupils from Oldcastle Primary School for some fun brain-related activities.

photograph of Stephen Fry with team at Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute

Stephen Fry returns to Cardiff University

9 November 2017

Cardiff University Honorary Fellow Stephen Fry visits Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute

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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.

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.