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Queens Anniversary Prize - Medical Genetics

The Institute provides a collaborative environment for multidisciplinary research into the genetic bases of disease, and teaches the next generation of practitioners treating people affected by inherited disorders.

About Us

Molecular geneticists, cytogeneticists, molecular biologists and bioinformaticians work in conjunction with clinical scientists, psychologists and social scientists, to better understand genetic illness and its consequences for affected individuals, their families, and for society in general.

Education and training

Education and training form a key part of the activities of the Institute; we offer an Intercalated BSc in Medical Genetics for Cardiff University medical students, an MSc in Genetic Counselling, post-doctoral PhD and MD studentships and fellowships.


Our research covers a spectrum of disciplines and studies associated with human genetic disease and has lead to new and improved advances in clinical and laboratory genetics.

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

The database is maintained at the Institute as a service to the scientific community.

Wales Gene Park

The role of the Gene Park is to facilitate the integration of genetics knowledge and technology into healthcare, education and research in Wales.

NHS Medical Genetics Service for Wales

The Institute houses the hub of the NHS Medical Genetics Service for Wales. Many of the research successes of the Institute have been achieved by accepting the challenges presented by families with inherited disorders who are seen in our clinics.

We always welcome enquiries from all those who are interested in collaboration and also from those who may wish to consider our Institute as a place to undertake research or training.