Section Genetics

The section Genetics of the Center for Molecular Medicine uses genomics and bioinformatics approaches to understand the genetic basis of disease. Expertise and state-of-the-art infrastructure is available for next-generation DNA sequencing, single molecule sequencing, genotyping, metabolomics, bioinformatics and a broad range of model systems, including patient-derived primary cultures, iPS cells and organoid culturing.

Researchers in the section aim to identify and molecularly characterise novel disease driving mechanisms and focus on congenital disease, cilliary disorders, metabolic disorders, epilepsy, complex syndromal disorders and cancer. The section consists of nine pre-clinical and clinical research groups, which are strongly embedded within the UMC Utrecht priority programs Child Health, Brain, and Personalized Cancer Care.

Research groups

The section Genetics consists of nine pre-clinical and clinical research groups:


The section genetics can be reached by e-mail: