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We aim to address one of the major societal challenges facing the world today – the increasing burden of mental ill health and neurodegenerative disorders.

The Institute began in August 2010 as the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, and re-launched in August 2023 as the Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute. Since our inception, we have facilitated numerous research projects and networks through seedcorn and equipment funding and administrative support.

We aim to further the understanding and treatment of major psychiatric and neurological disorders, which represent some of the greatest challenges to society.

The core methods of our outstanding interdisciplinary scientific research include:

  • stem cell neurobiology
  • molecular neurobiology
  • systems neurobiology
  • life course imaging

Our challenge areas

Harnessing genomics to big data

Combining genomics with the power of big data has great potential to unlock new insights into the stratification of brain disorders and develop routes to personalised treatment.

Exploiting the power of neuroscience

A major challenge is to translate genomic findings into disease relevant biology.

New treatments

We use genomics, combined with advances in neuroscience methods and data science, to contribute to the development of safer and more effective medicines for the personalised treatment of mental health and brain disorders.

Improving societal mental health

We recognise that mental health and brain disorders are societal challenges. 75% of mental health problems start before the age of 18.

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