Next-generation medical research
The Research Section of the Department of Medical Genetics is at the forefront of health research. It performs research in the field of human genetics, including bioinformatics, biostatistics, genome-wide association studies and next-generation sequencing technology
. The group is looking for the genetic factors in complex multifactorial diseases, particularly diabetes, epilepsy, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases, and VUR. Technology
The labs have state-of-the-art equipment and the group is developing sequencing, microarray and SNP techniques for genetic/genomic research. An integrated database (called GIDS) of patient and genetic information is being compiled.Impact on society
The research coming out of this section has significant impact on the diagnosis of genetic disorders, treatment of cancer and prevention of complex diseases. Many will benefit from the outcomes of our research.
The Research Section is part of the Department of Medical Genetics
(in Dutch).Under construction
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