The department of Human Genetics treats and investigates hereditary diseases of patients and their families.
The patientcare (divison clinical genetics) and genetic diagnostics (division genome diagnostics) performed within our department is hosted by an official and acclaimed Centre for Clinical Genetics
The division genome research performs groundbreaking research into the relationship between genes and diseases, notably concerning blindness and deafness, cancer, congenital anomalies, and mental handicaps.
To identify and functionally characterize novel disease genes, we utilize a combination of biochemistry, genomics technologies, molecular biology, cell biology, and developmental systems such as Drosophila melanogaster, zebrafish and mouse.
These studies will also uncover therapeutic strategies. We have created a friendly, stimulating interdisciplinary research environment hosting groups that lead their fields. If you would like to visit or join our research group, we encourage you to contact us.