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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.

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.

Our work focuses on the entire lifespan from childhood to old age, and across the boundaries of diagnoses.

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

Professor Sir Michael Owen and Professor James Walters

World-leading mental health research centre celebrates ‘decade of discovery'

5 November 2019

One of the world’s leading centres for research into the underlying causes of mental health issues is marking its 10th anniversary.

A member of staff using the equipment

Study reveals insights on timing of Huntington’s Disease onset

8 August 2019

New research results challenge an accepted theory about the timing of Huntington’s disease.

Summer school 2019

10th annual MRC Summer School welcomes delegates from far and wide

15 July 2019

Attendees travelled from all over the world for an introduction to brain disorder research.