Established in 1996, the Schizophrenia Research Institute (formerly known as the Neuroscience Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorder - NISAD) is a "virtual institute" that brings together neuroscientists and clinical specialists in partnership with patients and families affected by schizophrenia to undertake multidisciplinary research to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.

The Schizophrenia Research Institute conducts research in many areas of neuroscience including neuro-imaging, clinical studies, brain tissue neurobiology and genetics. The Institute's research network encompasses 200 scientists working across many affiliated centres in New South Wales and Australia.

The Schizophrenia Research Laboratory

Launched in 2007, the Schizophrenia Research Laboratory is an Australian-first partnership in schizophrenia research between the Schizophrenia Research Institute, the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (POWMRI), University of New South Wales, Macquarie Group Foundation and NSW Health.

The Macquarie Group Foundation Chair for Schizophrenia Research

Based at the Schizophrenia Research Laboratory, the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, the Macquarie Group Foundation Chair for Schizophrenia Research, with support from NSW Health, provides scientific leadership in investigating the developmental neurobiology of cognition and behaviour in relation to schizophrenia.

Chair in Epidemiology and Population Health Research

The newly established Chair in Epidemiology and Population Health and associated research program and evidence library is a joint project between the Schizophrenia Research Institute and the University of New South Wales, and NSW Health. The Chair will be based at the Mental Health Unit at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney and will conduct population based research in relation to schizophrenia.

For further information, including contact details and address, see Schizophrenia Research Institute.

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