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Tertia and Katie
Guiding future research

Our scientists have been asked to compile a special edition of Schizophrenia Research, looking specifically at the hormones implicated in the disorder.

The September issue of peer-reviewed journal Schizophrenia Research, will this year be guest-edited by Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert with assistance from Dr Tertia Purves-Tyson and Katie Allen (pictured), who …

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Understanding the genetic foundations of schizophrenia

Associate Professor Murray Cairns has been awarded $US 100,000 to investigate the genetic alterations that result in schizophrenia.

“It’s hard to convey just how exciting this project is without going into the complexities of genetics,” Assoc. Professor Murray Cairns says on the phone from Newcastle. “The technology we have available gives …

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The results are in!

A little over five years ago, we sent out a request for volunteers to participate in the Cognitive and Affective Symptoms in Schizophrenia Intervention (CASSI) clinical trial. Now, we are pleased to report the exciting findings!

Previous studies conducted by the Schizophrenia Research Lab* found that there is a faulty gene …

A thank you, made just for you!

The Schizophrenia Research Institute has come a long way since 1996. Here are some of our biggest achievements, and some pretty convincing reasons to invest in schizophrenia research.

Thanks you to our scientists for the great work they do, and to our supporters. We couldn't have come this far without you!