MRC CNGG Summer School in Brain Disorders Research

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About the course

The 9th annual Summer School in brain disorders research will 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.

The course 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.

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.

It is free to attend the MRC CNGG Summer School 2018. Please note that travel expenses cannot be reimbursed. Student accommodation is available for all Summer School in Brain Disorders Research attendees outside of Cardiff.

The deadline for applications is 25 May 2018.

To apply please send a short cv and cover letter to The cover letter should be no longer than 750 words and should state why you want to attend the Summer School and how you think it will benefit you.

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