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Human Genetics

Dear visitors, dear students and colleagues

Our team and I warmly welcome you to the website of the Institute of Human Genetics.

At our Institute, we focus on investigating genetic disorders as an initial step in the process of finding new therapeutic options.

Using the latest technologies, we strive to identify and understand the causes of and the mechanisms in neuromuscular diseases, skeletal and craniofacial disorders, kidney disorders, microcephaly, lipid metabolism disorders and undiagnosed syndromes.

To patients and their families and doctors we offer a broad range of services relating to molecular genetic laboratory testing, medical genetics and genetic counselling. Our clinical geneticists work closely together with medical specialists in other departments of the University Hospital to provide multidisciplinary patient care. We also maintain close clinical collaborations with the MVZ and the newly established Cologne Center for Rare Diseases of the University Hospital of Cologne.

We are also actively involved in academic teaching and offer courses to students of medicine or biology (Master’s Program) enrolled at the University of Cologne.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will find it interesting and informative. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Prof. Dr. Brunhilde Wirth


Prof. Brunhilde Wirth