MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics Annual Summer School

External Event - 2nd to 5th Jul 2018

9th annual Summer School in brain disorders research to be held at one of the world's leading centres on neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics.

This four-day course takes place at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University between 2-5 July 2018.

The aim of the Summer School is to provide trainees and scientists with a grounding in brain disorders research and to inspire and inform the researchers of tomorrow.

The Summer School includes talks, demonstrations and interactive sessions on a range of topics in psychiatry, neurology and neuroscience including:

  • neuroimaging
  • psychiatric epidemiology
  • genetics and epigenetics
  • high-throughput sequencing demonstrations
  • manipulation of stem cells
  • phenotypic assessments
  • ethics in genetic research

The Summer School also includes workshops on scientific careers and academic fellowships.


For the MRC Summer School Programme 2018 please click here


The programme will be delivered by experts in their respective fields.

Our speakers?

  • Professor Sir Michael Owen
  • Professor Nigel Williams
  • Professor Ian Jones
  • Professor Mick O'Donovan
  • Dr Anthony Isles
  • Dr Will Davies
  • Dr Frances Rice
  • Dr Elliot Rees
  • Dr Xavier Caseras
  • Professor Jeremy Hall
  • Professor Lawrence Wilkinson
  • Professor Adrian Harwood
  • Professor George Kirov
  • Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes
  • Dr Stephan Collishaw
  • Dr James Walters
  • Dr Katheryn Peall
  • Dr Judith Harrison
  • Professor William Gray
  • Dr Andrew Cuthbert

Who can apply?

The Summer School is aimed at clinical trainees (Foundation/Core/Specialty Training) and non-clinical scientists (MSc, PhD, Post Doc) who are interested in moving into the field of neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics, or those who want an introduction to brain disorders research.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018 course are now open.

Applications usually consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 750 words) stating why you want to attend the Summer School and how you think it will benefit you.

The deadline for applications is 25 May 2018.

For information please contact

It is free to attend the MRC CNGG Summer School 2018. Please note that travel expenses cannot be reimbursed.

To get further information please visit

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