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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

Genetic fingerprint

Global study identifies genetic risk factors linked to bipolar disorder

9 May 2019

A global team of researchers have identified 30 areas of the human genome where variations in genetic code can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder.

artist's image of DNA

Genetic conditions lead to range of overlapping needs in children

3 May 2019

New study reveals extent of developmental difficulties caused by deletions and duplications of DNA

Kim Kendall

Rare genetic changes associated with increased risk of depression

24 April 2019

A study at Cardiff University has found a link between rare changes in our genetic code and the increased likelihood of developing depression.