UCL researchers receive prestigious grant for schizophrenia research
25 November 2016
Dr Elvira Bramon and Dr Johan Hilge Thygesen, both of the UCL Division of Psychiatry, have won the Margaret Temple grant for schizophrenia research.
About 4% of the population are affected by psychotic disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as a result of both environmental and genetic risk factors. Dr Bramon and Dr Thygesen's research will identify carriers of high-risk genetic variants in a sample of families; investigate the effects of these genetic variants on brain structure and function; and explore why some carriers develop schizophrenia, others develop different brain disorders, while many carriers remain well.