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Join our Summer School in Brain Disorders Research online for 2021

21 April 2021

9th MRC Summer School
Delegates and speakers of the MRC Summer School 2018

The MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics Summer School in Brain Disorder Research will be in its eleventh year in 2021.

Hailed as “inspiring” and an “eye-opening opportunity” by past delegates, the MRC CNGG Summer School is an annual course, which is being held online over five days this year.

Professor George Kirov, who coordinates the course, explained: "We've always been honoured to have people travel from all over the world for our summer school. While we can't all be together in person this year, we're looking forward to reaching even more people online.

"The school boasts talks from some of the most respected researchers in their respective fields of psychiatry and neuroscience, including Professor Sir Mike Owen, Professor James Walters and Professor Jeremy Hall. So it really is a fantastic opportunity, not to be missed."

Open to clinical trainees (Foundation/Core/Specialty Training) and non-clinical scientists (MSc, PhD, Post Doc), the course is a great opportunity for those with an interest in moving into the field of neuropsychiatric genomics and genetics or those seeking an introduction to brain disorders research.

A laptop showing a zoom call with lots of people and a cup of tea on a table

As well as talks the course includes talks and demonstrations on a range of topics in psychiatry, neurology and neuroscience. These include:

  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Genetics and epigenetics
  • High-throughput sequencing demonstrations
  • Manipulation of stem cells
  • Phenotypic assessment
  • Ethics in genetic research

There are also workshops offering information and advice on scientific careers and academic fellowships.

There is no cost to attend the summer school.

Apply now

Applications for the next MRC Summer School are now open and will be closing on 4 June 2021.

For more information and to apply visit the Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics website.

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