About Us

The mission of the Centre is to understand the neurological basis of, and to test new therapies for, autism, Fragile X Syndrome and intellectual disabilities by fostering collaborations between world-class basic science and clinical research at The University of Edinburgh.


The goals of the Centre are:

  • To identify the genes and protein pathways that cause these disorders.
  • To understand the alterations in brain cells that prevent their effective communication in people with these conditions.
  • To develop and test therapeutic strategies for these disorders.
  • To engage the people affected by these conditions as well as their families and those who support them to better understand their difficulties.


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