Summer School registration now open

5 January 2017

Students studying

The MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics will be holding its 9th annual summer school on 3rd-6th July 2017, which will include talks, demonstrations and interactive sessions on a range of topics.

The Summer School is aimed at clinical trainees (Foundation/Core/Specialty Training) and non-clinical scientists (MSc, PhD, Post Doc) who are interested in moving into the field of neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics, or those who want an introduction to brain disorders research.

Delegates can expect to gain a real insight in brain disorders research, and to be inspired in the following areas of Brain Disorder research:

  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Genetics and epigenetics
  • High- throughput sequencing
  • Manipulation of stem cells
  • Phenotypic assessments
  • Ethics in genetic research

The Summer School will also include workshops on scientific careers and academic fellowships.

Dr Claude R. Shema from the Canadian Psychiatric Association commented on the success of last year's summer school, stating: “The training has exceeded my expectations, as I was introduced to the cutting edge technology in Neuropsychiatry, genetics and genomics, current research in brain disorders, and new findings in both genetics and genome-wise study association (GWAS) of major psychiatric disorders.”

The cost of the programme will be £140, including accommodation. If you do not require accommodation, the cost will be £75. Accommodation is available for all Brain Disorders Research Summer School attendees. Please note that travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

Applications are now open and all those who wish to apply should do so by emailing: Applicants should send a short CV and cover letter (max. 750 words) stating they would like to attend the summer school.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 26 May 2017.

Good luck.