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Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom


Participant's Lead

Declan Murphy

Professor Declan Murphy
Professor of Psychiatry and Brain Maturation (IOP/KCL)
Phone: +44 207 848 0984
Fax: +44 207 848 0650


Project Staff

Jack Price

Professor Jack Price, BA, PHD
Academic Leads of WP01
Professor of Developmental Neurobiology
Director, Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour (IOP/KCL)
Phone: +44 207 848 0948

Eva Loth

Dr. Eva Loth
Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Phone: n/a

Antony Gee

Professor Tony Gee
Professor of PET Chemistry
Chair in PET Radiochemistry
Phone: +44 20 718 88383

Tony Charman

Professor Tony Charman
BA, MSc (C. Clin. Psychol), PhD
Chair in Clinical Child Psychology

Chair of Cost Action project "Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism"

Cost Action project

Gunter Schumann

Professor Dr. Gunter Schumann
Chair of Biological Psychiatry
Phone: +44 20 7848-5314

Professor Michael J. Brammer
Professor of Neuroimaging
Head of the Brain Image Analysis Unit
Phone: +44 20 3228 3051

Professor Juan Burrone
Professor of Development Neurophysiology
Phone: +44 20 7848 6745

Dr. Julian Tillmann
Phone:  +44(0)207 848 0405


Partner Presentation

The IOP/KCL (http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/) is the largest academic community in Europe devoted to studying psychiatric disorders (including ASD); with access to nearly 30,000 outpatients in ongoing care. The IOP at King's College London is one of England's oldest and most prestigious university institutions: a multi-faculty research-led university college based in the heart of London with over 19,700 students, of whom more than 6,200 are postgraduates. It is ranked as one of the world's top 25 universities. The Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, is one of the world?s leading centres for psychiatric research and hosts the largest critical mass of psychiatric researchers (>1,000 students and staff) outside of the US. We lead large scale ongoing studies of ASD twins, and infants. The IOP/KCL is equipped with state-of the art genetics, imaging (1.5T and 3T dedicated MR, and a 7T animal scanner) and human experimental research facilities (including PET and infant imaging). We also have other ongoing projects of direct relevance to this project, and that will allow us to cost effectively enhance this project. The PI Prof. Murphy (IOP/KCL) leads the MRC (UK) funded multicentre study of brain "connectivity" in ASD, and a UK clinical trial network in ASD (funder National Institute of Health Research). Other EU funded initiatives that are complimentary to this program include NewMeds and NeuroIMAGE, and EU biobank initiatives in prodromal schizophrenia (FP7 EU-GEI) and pharmacogenomic analysis in clinical trials of antipyschotics (FP7 OPTiMiSE). The Institute of Psychiatry has been a leader in stem cells, psychiatric genetics, clinical assessment, and imaging and therefore will be taking a lead in these aspects of the IMI project