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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

Professor Jon Bisson photographed in the Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University

Cardiff professor receives Lord Ashcroft Research Award for new PTSD treatment method for veterans

9 February 2021

Professor Jon Bisson has been awarded the 2021 Lord Ashcroft Research Award

Hermione Hyde

Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism inadequate for people with genetic conditions, research suggests

4 January 2021

More than half of individuals with one of four genetic conditions had significant autistic symptoms, despite not qualifying for formal diagnosis

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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.