Institute of Human Genetics
Human genetics is regarded as the prototype of an interdisciplinary specialty designed to function as a bridge between basic research and clinical medicine. With ever increasing rapidity the genetic basis of more and more diseases can be explained and this has led to interchanges with practically all branches of medicine. The growing need for professional counseling, expertise and diagnostic services in the field of medical genetics accounted for the introduction of the specialist for human genetics. The institute represents the field of human genetics in terms of patient care, research and teaching.
Genetic counseling and human genetic consultation services are provided by our Genetic Outpatient Clinic; this service is complemented by our own genetic diagnostic laboratories for cytogenetic and molecular genetic diagnostics. Our research focuses on tumor genetics, functional genome analysis, neurodevelopmental disorders, and nephrogenetics.
The Institute of Human Genetics is very actively involved in the education of Medical and Biology students, as well as physicians and natural scientists, who are trained at our Institute to become medical specialists in human genetics (Fachärzte für Humangenetik) and clinical laboratory geneticists (Fachhumangenetiker).
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Schaaf
Managing Director of the Institute
DR. MED. FELIX MARBACH GEWINNT FRANK-MAJEWSKI-PREIS
OXYTOCIN LESSONS FROM AUTISM-LINKED SYNDROMES: A CHAT WITH CHRISTIAN SCHAAF AND FERDINAND ALTHAMMER
ZEICHEN DER VERBUNDENHEIT UND HOFFNUNG FÜR BETROFFENE FAMILIEN
DIAGNOSE HILFT BETROFFENEN FAMILIEN, SICH ZU VERNETZEN
NEUER EINBLICK IN KINDLICHES NIERENVERSAGEN
Job OffersMore Job Offers
Treffen Süddeutscher Humangenetiker
am 20.05.2022 von 13.00 - 16.30Uhr
Prof. Dr. Ralf Müller-Terpitz
The Protection of Genetic Information under Data Protection Law – Possibilities and Boundaries
PD Dr. Anne Quante (entfällt)
Polygenic Risk Score and risk-adapted breast cancer screening – ready for clinical use?
Dr. Wilhelm Palm
Dr. Daniela Duarte Campos
6154diagnostic tests performed in the past year
83Publications in 2021