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Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology

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The Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology brings together expert researchers in both neuroscience and immunology to focus on the immune processes in mental health disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.

Exciting research developments, many of which have been led by Cardiff University researchers, have revealed the importance of the brain's immune system in the development of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. These discoveries can now provide us with new ways of understanding the causes of these disorders and open up the potential to develop novel treatments for them.

Studying the role of the immune system in brain functions such as memory and in disease is an exciting but challenging area of research. The Hodge Centre aims to:

  • train a cohort of scientists versed in both neuroscience and immunology
  • generate more cross-disciplinary research bringing together neuroscientists and immunologists
  • engage researchers and the public at large in this new way of thinking about brain diseases.

The Centre brings together researchers from across the separate fields of neuroscience and immunology in a linked programme of training, research and engagement.

Enquiries

For more information regarding The Hodge Centre's PhD scholarships, seed corn projects, pilot grant studies and student undergraduate summer placements, please contact:

Julie Cleaver

Julie Cleaver

Administrator (Postgraduate and Research), Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
cleaverj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8341

Associated academics

Professor Jeremy Hall

Professor Jeremy Hall

Director of Division of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Director of Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist.

Email:
hallj10@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 29 20 688 342
Professor Paul Morgan

Professor Paul Morgan

Director of the Systems Immunity Research Institute

Email:
morganbp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7096