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Dr Andrew McQuillin
B09
Rockefeller Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 020 3108 2188
Fax: 020 3108 2194
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

Research in the Molecular Psychiatry laboratory has centred on the use of genetics to develop an understanding of the abnormal neurobiology that increases the risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD and alcoholism.
We have contributed to large scale international multi centre genome wide association studies of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Alzheimer's dementia. These studies have implicated a number of genes in the different disorders. Genome wide association scans are planned on a second sample of bipolar cases and also in a large alcohol dependence syndrome sample. Genetic effects in susceptibility to Wernicke Korsakov's syndrome and alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver are also being investigated. We are also interested in the overlap between genes that increase susceptibility to bipolar disorder and alcoholism.

Teaching Summary

I am co-director of the MRes in Brain Sciences course. For more information please visit see the course website www.ucl.ac.uk/mresbrainsciences.

I teach Biological Psychiatry and Bioinformatics on the MSc in Psychiatric Research and supervise MSc project students on the MSc in the Genetics of Human Disease.

Academic Background
1996 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Molecular Biology Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1991 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences University of East Anglia
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