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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

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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.

School children taking part in DNA extraction activity

MRC festival of medical research

24 June 2019

We celebrated this year's MRC Festival of Medical Research by inviting school children to learn more about genetics, mental health and our research.