Medical Genetics Research Group

We are one of the four research teams located in the Department of Medical Genetics and we are affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp.

Our research is focused on the elucidation of the genetic mechanisms causing congenital anomalies and heritable connective tissue disorders with focus on cardiovascular, growth and osteoarticular diseases.

We have a close collaboration with other research teams at the University of Antwerp (Medical Genetics of obesity and skeletal disorders MGENOS; Cognitive Genetics; Human Molecular Genetics) and are part of several international research networks (ESDN, ISDS, …).

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    Mutations cause autism and intellectual disability
    Thanks to new technologies and international collaboration, researchers at the Centre of Medical Genetics (UAntwerp/Antwerp University Hospital) have discovered a new gene in which mutations may cause autism and intellectual disability.