Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre

16 De Crespigny Park

London, SE5 8AF


Project leader

Prof. Gunter Schumann
Leader of WP4 Pre-symptomatic and early diagnosis
Phone: +44 (0)207 848 5314
Fax: +44 (0)207 848 0940


Project staff

Prof. Ilina Singh
Professor of Science, Ethics and Society
Phone: +44 (0)207 848 7074
Fax: n.a.

Institute presentation

The Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) is a postgraduate medical school associated with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and is a School of King's College London (KCL) of the University of London. The IOP is the largest academic community in Europe for Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience and ranks within the top five psychiatric research institutions worldwide. As a partnership between the MRC (Medical Research Council) and the IoP, the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre is a unique multi-disciplinary centre that studies social epidemiology, child and adult psychiatry, developmental psychopathology, development in the family, personality traits, cognitive abilities, statistical genetics, and molecular genetics. This unparalleled approach has inspired and nurtured collaborative research between the different departments within the Institute of Psychiatry and demonstrated its impressive multifaceted expertise.

For WP3 they will contribute three clinical samples comprising over 600 patients to aid in the identification of prognostic marker sets in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

For WP4 they will analyse data from the IMAGEN project (Coordinator G. Schumann) where they have explored intermediate phenotypes of risk for adolescent mental illness based on cognitive, behavioural, clinical, genetic and neuroimaging data of over 2000 adolescents ssessed at age 14, 16 and 19 years (Schumann et al. 2010).