The NIHR BioResource Centre Maudsley focuses on research into psychiatry and neurology. We store samples from volunteers with diagnoses such as dementia, schizophrenia, autism, mood and eating disorders, and others, to help advance research into those areas and support the development of more efficient treatments.
Together with anonymised clinical and in some cases neuroimaging data, samples are available to clinicians, researchers, and students who are interested in studying genetic factors that influence the development of various psychiatric and neurological problems.
The NIHR BioResource Centre Maudsley is part of the bigger NIHR BioResource, which is a national NHS project aiming to create a bank of volunteers who agree to provide their biological samples and anonymous clinical data for health research.
Currently we are supporting the 100,000 Genomes Project in collaboration with the South London Genomic Medicine Centre – a project aiming to collect biological data from NHS patients with rare diseases and their families as well as from patients with common forms of cancer to boost new scientific discoveries.
Take a tour of our biolab with Dr Gerome Breen, scientific lead: