The Molecular Psychiatry Laboratory has been identifying genes increasing susceptibility for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcohol misuse disorders and dementia using family linkage and genetic association studies. The fundamental aim of the research is to characterise the DNA variants that increase disease susceptibility by causing abnormalities in the structure or function of the proteins that these genes encode. With this information it will be possible to create new treatments or prevention strategies.
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Our Research Interests
Our research interests include genetics of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, pharmacogenomics and design of new antipsychotic drugs.