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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


New study investigating the impact of Schizophrenia on physical illness

3 December 2020

colleagues at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and SAIL Databank, Swansea University linked genetic data for 896 individuals with schizophrenia to anonymised NHS records.

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MRC CNGG researcher awarded European Research Council starting grant

7 September 2020

Dr Arianna di Florio has been awarded over €1m for her research into mental health conditions related to female reproduction.

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NCMH launches COVID-19 study to look at impact on mental health

29 June 2020

The National Centre for Mental Health will investigate the impact of the pandemic on people with mental health conditions.