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Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

We bring together world-leading researchers to investigate the major causes of mental health problems.

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.

Learn more about the Centre, our aims and the impact of our research.

We have active research projects in psychosis and major affective disorders, developmental disorders and neurodegenerative disorders.

Learn more about our engagement with communities affected by the conditions we study, schools, industry and the third sector.

Our annual Summer School in brain disorders research aims to educate and inspire the researchers and clinicians of the future. Find out more and apply for a place today.

Our Child and adolescent psychiatry team works to conduct high quality research into neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health problems in young people.

Latest news

The menopause and mental health: Cardiff University researchers uncover important link

6 February 2024

The findings were presented as part of the Women's Winter Webinars Series which aims to discuss how reproductive events impact the mental health of women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB).

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New research at Cardiff University finds children with rare genetic condition may need early developmental support

14 December 2023

Research into children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and their siblings was conducted to identify the origins of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions.

Imprinted genes in the ‘parenting hub’ of the brain determine if mice are good parents

25 October 2023

A Cardiff University study aimed to confirm how imprinted genes play a role in parenting in mice.