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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

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Global group to investigate links between rare genomic disorders and psychiatric conditions

26 February 2020

Cardiff University is among 14 institutions to receive multi-million pound funding

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Cardiff researchers identify new genetic link to schizophrenia

13 January 2020

Largest study of its kind sheds further light on underlying causes of mental health condition

Study reveals new insights into genetic risk for psychotic experiences

Study reveals new insights into genetic risk for psychotic experiences

22 November 2019

Largest study of its kinds identifies shared genetic liability with multiple psychiatric disorders