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University Medical Center Groningen

About us

The Department of Genetics is part of the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). It has some 250 staff (including ~40 international staff) and a broad spectrum of activities:

  • research lines in systems genetics, autoimmune and intestinal disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, congenital syndromes, heart diseases, oncogenetics
  • hosts the Genomics Coordination Centre (offering systems genetics facilities) and the Genome Analysis Facility for large-scale genomic studies
  • clinical genetics, diagnostics and genetic counselling*
  • European surveillance of congenital anomalies (Eurocat)
  • teaching of BSc, MD and MSc students, and training of clinical fellows

* There is a separate UMCG website (in Dutch) with information for patients and medical professionals

For News, Events, Address/contact info and 2017 Highlights see menu at left

ERIBA - European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Groningen
ERIBA - European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Groningen

Learn more about the department's work

  • See a film about the Dept of Genetics made for the 2015 American Society of Human Genetics conference
  • See news clips on the 2015 Spinoza award to Cisca Wijmenga here (select language flag at top right) and a film about her work
  • See a presentation about the department here
  • Guided tours of the department are offered to those interested in learning more about our work. (Select language flag at top right of webpage)
Last modified:10 July 2018 11.44 a.m.