More depressed patients than previously estimated could have increased activation of their immune system

Research from King’s College London, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), has used an assessment of gene expression involved in the immune response to show that there could be more patients with MDD with activated immune systems than research has previously estimated.   

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 31 May 2023

£42m boost to mental health research announced by Office for Life Sciences

A new Mental Health Mission, announced today by the Office for Life Sciences, will provide £42.7m worth of funding for mental health research in the UK.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 May 2023

New Deputy Director of NIHR Maudsley BRC announced

Professor Grainne McAlonan has been appointed as Deputy Director of the NIHR Maudsley BRC from May 2023 following a competitive call earlier this year. Professor McAlonan will take over from Professor Matthew Hotopf as interim BRC Director from this August. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 May 2023

Professor Ulrike Schmidt elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Ulrike Schmidt joins outstanding biomedical and health scientists as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The new Fellows were selected for their exceptional contributions to the advancement of medical science and translation of scientific knowledge into benefits for patients and society. Ulrike leads the Eating Disorders and Obesity Theme in the NIHR Maudsley BRC.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 May 2023

New CEDI Champion for the NIHR Maudsley BRC

Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa is our new BRC Champion for Culture, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI). Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. She is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 17 May 2023