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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Summer School hailed as "inspiring" by delegates

19 July 2016

Over 60 delegates from around the world joined us for the 7th Annual Summer School in Brain Disorder Research

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PhD student Hayley wins I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here prize

24 March 2016

Hayley has been awarded a £500 prize after winning a public engagement competition judged by school children.

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Inspiring the next generation

10 March 2016

We joined the National Centre for Mental Health to share our work with young students interested in studying medicine at Science in Health Live! 2016

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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.