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

Brain images

Cardiff University to host Dementia MRI 2017 conference

10 March 2017

We are delighted to announce that the University will be hosting this year’s annual Dementia MRI conference.

Students studying

Summer School registration now open

5 January 2017

We are holding our 8th annual Summer School on 3rd-6th July 2017, which will include talks, demonstrations and interactive sessions on a range of topics.

LIG

MRC CNGG scientists deliver ‘The Library of Imagined Genes’ to Green Man Festival 2016

25 August 2016

Scientists from the MRC Centre joined the curators of Einstein’s Garden at this year’s Green Man Festival, to deliver a library like no other.

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.