About us Human GeneticsThe 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.
The department of Human Genetics considers its teaching responsibilities top priority. Good education in genetics is essential for medical students, medical specialists, general practitioners, and future scientists. We have a clear responsibility to society, as a personal DNA profile will become as ordinary as a determination of your hemoglobin levels. Since the interpretation of this huge amount of complex genetic data will ultimately be done by (medical) specialists and should be understandable for (family) doctors in primary care, our goal is to provide high-quality education of basic genetics for all healthcare professionals.
The department participates in the curricula of Medical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Dentistry, as well as in the Master’s program Molecular Mechanisms of Disease. Specific courses that are organized include Medical Genomics, Human Genetics, Genomics and Statistics and Genetic and Metabolic Diseases. In total, more than 50 lecturers contribute their expertise to more than 25 courses, accentuating the central position that the field of genetics holds in life sciences.
For more information, you can contact dr. Arjan de Brouwer, teaching coordinator of the department of Human Genetics.
The department of Human Genetics Nijmegen provides a lively, dynamic, and sophisticated learning environment for both Bachelor and Master students. The central position that human genetics has acquired in Medicine in the last few years is exemplified by the wide range of subjects that is offered in our research, DNA diagnostics, and clinical settings. Projects include various areas of research such as genomics, transcriptomics, clinical genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, cell biology and model systems, concentrated on different inherited monogenic and multifactorial disorders. The student is encouraged to follow the link to our research groups and familiarize oneself with all internship possibilities.
For more information on available current positions, interested students can contact Arjan de Brouwer, coordinator internships by sending a mail to internships humangenetics with a letter of motivation and a brief curriculum vitae.