Medical genetics and genomics

The research groups in this programme are addressing basic mechanisms in genetics, epigenetics and genomics as well as more applied questions in clinical genetics, genetic epidemiology, cancer genetics and forensic genetics.

test tubes on ice
  Photo: Martin Cejie

We use methods that can identify differences in single genes as well as in our genome as a whole. The aim is to understand the function of our genome and to identify causes of metabolic diseases, cancer, neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital malformations.

Our studies on the genetic variability of the human genome will increase the knowledge of our evolutionary origin. We also develop new methods for forensic DNA testing that allow analysis of challenging samples from crime scenes.
 

Research groups