MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

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.

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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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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.

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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.

Latest news

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Training the brain to treat depression

20 July 2018

Study highlights the potential of real-time neurofeedback as an effective treatment for depression.

9th MRC Summer School

9th MRC Summer School hailed an "incredibly rewarding" and "inspiring" success

10 July 2018

Another successful MRC CNGG Summer School was well received by delegates who joined us from all over the globe.

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All the fun of the fair at Cardiff MRC Festival

22 June 2018

Strange and delightful - new event celebrating medical research hailed a great success.

About

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.

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