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Applications open for the 13th annual CNGG Summer School in Brain Disorders Research

26 Ebrill 2023

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Attendees of the Summer School in Brain Disorders Research 2022

Apply today for our annual Summer School in Brain Disorder Research, which will be in its thirteenth year in 2023.

Hailed as “inspiring” and an “eye-opening opportunity” by past delegates, the school is an annual course run by the Cardiff University Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG) and funded by the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH).

The four-day event will run from Monday 10 July 2023 to Thursday 13 July 2023. It will be held both in-person at the Hadyn Ellis Building, and online in a hybrid format.

Professor George Kirov, who coordinates the course, explained:

"The school boasts talks from some of the most respected researchers in their respective fields of psychiatry and neuroscience, including Centre director Professor James Walters, Professor Sir Mike Owen and Professor Jeremy Hall.

"We're looking forward to welcoming even more people to the school this year because of its online and offline form.

"So, it really is a fantastic opportunity and is not to be missed."

Am I eligible to attend?

The course is open to:

  • clinical trainees (Foundation/Core/Specialty Training)
  • non-clinical scientists (MSc, PhD, Post Doc)

It's a great opportunity for those with an interest in moving into the field of neuropsychiatric genomics and genetics or those seeking an introduction to brain disorders research.

Please note: applications will not be accepted for those who have previously attended. While the course content is often refreshed it remains an introduction to brain disorder research.

Join us to learn and discuss brain disorders research

As well as talks, the course includes demonstrations on a range of topics in psychiatry, neurology and neuroscience. These include:

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

There are also workshops offering information and advice on scientific careers and academic fellowships.

How much does it cost to attend?

The summer school is free to attend, whether you can make it in-person or online only.

Apply today

We are now taking applications for the next Summer School in Brain Disorders until 4 June 2023.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and interest to cnggsummerschool@cardiff.ac.uk.

For more information, please visit our Summer School programme.

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