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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

Study reveals link between brain cell development and risk of schizophrenia

14 January 2022

Cardiff University study is ‘major step forward’ in hunt for developmental origins of psychiatric disorders

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First genetic evidence discovered which could separate diagnosis of postpartum psychosis from bipolar disorder

23 December 2021

A new research paper on postpartum psychosis and its link to bipolar disorder has substantiated differences between the two for the first time.

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Webinar: From menstruation to menopause – a reproductive mental health journey

1 December 2021

In a webinar Professor Ian Jones and Dr Arianna Di Florio discussed their latest research into the mental health challenges women face during the menstrual cycle, childbirth and menopause.