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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Queen’s Anniversary Prize

19 November 2015

MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics awarded UK’s highest academic honour

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Do you want to know more about dementia?

10 November 2015

Learn more about dementia through short talks, interactive displays and a Q&A session at our free event on Friday 13th November at The Village Hotel.

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Cardiff study offers new hope of delaying Huntington’s disease

31 July 2015

Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for delaying the onset of Huntington’s disease in the future.

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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.