Research Interests
Fragile X syndome
Dynamic mutations
Novel syndromes and disorders
Gene interaction networks
Bioinformatics
Voor de patiënt
Patienten organisaties
Behandeling van het fragiele X syndroom

Cognitive Genetics

The term cognitive genetics was introduced to bridge the concepts of genetics and cognitive processes in the first decade of the 21st century. This relatively novel branch of genetics studies the influence of genetic variation on cognition and central nervous system disorders.

Mission

Our mission is to identify genetic causes of cognitive disorders and to study the molecular defects in order to eventually develop rational therapy.

Embedding

Our research group Cognitive Genetics is part of the research cluster Medical Genetics of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences of the University of Antwerp. The research cluster, in combination with diagnostic and clinical units forms the Center of Medical Genetics. We are part of the Universty of Antwerp research excellence center GENOMED.