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MRC 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

Cardiff University researcher Joanna Martin

DPMCN researcher awarded prize for outstanding scientific achievement in ADHD

16 September 2021

Dr Joanna Martin wins the 2021 Kramer Pollnow Prize (KPP) for excellent clinical and genetic research in ADHD.

Share Your Rare 1 August 2021

Share Your Rare project aims to raise awareness of rare genetic conditions and mental health

12 August 2021

A new collaboration between scientists and artists hopes to raise awareness of the experiences of people affected by rare genetic conditions.

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£3.6m grant for Cardiff University researchers to study link between physical and mental health problems

16 July 2021

Research teams across the UK and Denmark will work together over the next four years.