Exeter Professor wins international award for psychiatric genetics research

A genetics researcher has won a prestigious award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) for his work on diseases that affect the brain.

Professor Jonathan Mill, of the University of Exeter Medical School, has been presented with the 2017 Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award, a prize which celebrates exceptional research in the field of psychiatric genetics.

The award is named after Theodore (Ted) Reich (1938-2003) who was the first President of the ISPG and was both an outstanding researcher and mentor to young scientists. The award was presented at the recent World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Orlando, Florida, an annual international conference for experts in the field.

Professor Mill leads the Complex Disease Epigenetics Group, a team which focuses on understanding the way in which genes function in the brain, and how changes in their activity may influence mental health and disease. Professor Mill’s research explores gene regulation in diseases including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and autism.

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