Seminar by Professor Mick O’Donovan

Deputy Director & Clinical Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine
and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University.

Psychosis Genomics: Discovery and Exploitation

Wednesday 24th January

3:00 – 4:00PM followed by a reception
Baring Court, Room 114, St Luke’s Campus

Genetic variation makes important contributions to the aetiology of all major psychiatric disorders. Recent advances in molecular genetic technology offer unprecedented opportunities to identify specific risk genes for these disorders, and to use these findings as the basis for understanding the molecular basis of these hitherto enigmatic disorders. I am interested in identifying genes that contribute to susceptibility to a wide range of psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s disease, and exploiting to findings to understanding the pathophysiological processes by which susceptibility is conferred.