Professor Nigel Williams
Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
My primary research interests focus on the molecular genetic analysis of common neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders, including schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Parkinson’s disease.
- Functional Pathway and Gene Ontology Analysis of Whole Genome Data in Parkinson’s Disease. - Parkinson’s Disease Society (2009) (N Williams, H Morris, V Moskvina, P Holmans)
- Follow up of Genome-wide association studies of large cohorts of Parkinson’s disease – Parkinson’s Disease Society (Ref:J-0804) (2008) (N Wood, R Barker, D Burn, P Chinnery, J Hardy, H Morris, K Morrison, C Clarke, N Williams)
- A UK Genome-Wide Association Study in Parkinson’s disease. Wellcome Trust Application for a Genome-Wide Association Study (2008) (N Wood, R Barker, D Burn, P Chinnery, J Hardy, H Morris, K Morrison, C Clarke, N Williams)
- Detecting chromosomal anomalies in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disability/mental retardation using microarray based comparative genomic hybridisation. Action Medical Research Project Grant (A Thapar, N Williams, M Owen, M O'Donovan).
- Genomic and functional analysis of dysbindin in the genesis of schizophrenia.Wellcome Trust Project Grant. GR077693MF (N Williams, MC O’Donovan, MJ Owen)
- Molecular Genetic Studies of Schizophrenia. MRC Programme Grant Renewal. G9309834 (MJ Owen, P Holmans, G Kirov, NM Williams, MC O’Donovan)
- The Genetic Basis of Neuropsychiatric Disorders. MRC Co-operative Group Renewal. G9810900 (M Owen, MC O’Donovan, N Craddock, J Williams, A Thapar, P Buckland, L Jones, N Williams, S Dunnett, A Rosser, G Kirov)
- Susceptibility genes for psychosis in individuals with velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) Wellcome Trust Project Grant. GR067869 (M O’Donovan, M Owen, D Murphy, N Williams, K Murphy)