Research Mission

The research mission of the Human Molecular Genetics group is to deepen our understanding of genetic diseases through research. Through the Center of Medical Genetics Antwerp, of which we are part, we aim to use this new knowledge to improve patients lives. On a short term, we are using the results of our basic research to develop better genetic tests for patients, and we make those tests available through the Center of Medical genetics. On a long term, we believe that enravelling the molecular genetic basis of diseases will also lead to improved treatment, of even prevention of disease.

Current research focuses:

  • hereditary hearing imparment
  • keratoconus
  • oncogenetics