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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

UK researchers pioneer new virtual treatment for PTSD

15 June 2022

Online treatment ‘as effective as face-to-face therapy’, large-scale clinical trial finds

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Cardiff University awarded £2.7m to host new research cluster for neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disease

19 April 2022

The new research group will be led by Professor Anthony Isles from the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Biggest study of its kind implicates specific genes in schizophrenia

6 April 2022

Scientists analysed DNA from more than 300,000 people with and without the psychiatric disorder