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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University scientists at Cardiff Book Festival

19 September 2017

Was Lady Macbeth’s torment or Cinderella’s disposition influenced by their DNA?

Jasmine Donaldson

PhD student Jasmine wins prize at showcase for early career researchers

23 August 2017

Jasmine took home the prize for best talk at the 11th Mammalian Genes, Development and Disease Meeting

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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.

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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.