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University Medical Center Groningen

About us

The Department of Genetics is part of the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). We are 350 staff members engaged in 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 (see UMCG website with information for patients and medical professionals).
  • European surveillance of congenital anomalies (Eurocat)
  • Teaching of BSc, MD and MSc students, and training of clinical fellows

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

More about the department's work

  • See a film about the Dept of Genetics made for the 2015 American Society of Human Genetics conference
  • Guided tours of the department are offered to those interested in learning more about our work. (Select language flag at top right of webpage)
  • See news clips on the 2015 Spinoza award to Cisca Wijmenga here (select language flag at top right) and a film about her work
Last modified:24 June 2019 2.49 p.m.