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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Pint of Science comes to Cardiff

19 May 2017

Cardiff's first Pint of Science Beautiful Mind events are a sold-out success.

Photograph of Jasmine Donaldson in the laboratory

Stem cell research in Huntington's disease

18 May 2017

PhD student Jasmine explains how she's using stem cells to learn more about Huntington's disease.

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22q11.2 deletion: the most common syndrome you have never heard of

16 May 2017

1 in 2,000 people are born with 22q, yet the rest of society hardly knows about it.

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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.