Center for Medical Genetics Ghent

CMGGThe Center for Medical Genetics Ghent is located at the University Hospital campus. Besides providing medical services, the center strives for a better understanding of hereditary diseases, which enables high expertise for the diagnosis and care of patients with these diseases.

Over the years, the Center for Medical Genetics Ghent has acquired an internationally recognized expertise in the genetic analysis of certain inherited diseases and a number of cancers, such as heritable connective tissue disease and skeletal dysplasias, neurofibromatosis, oftalmo-genetic disorders, neuroblastoma, leukemia and breast cancer.

High throughput techniques now allow DNA sequencing with unprecedented speed. In addition to further disease gene identification in inherited disorders and cancer, a number of longstanding challenges in genetic research can now be tackled, such as the study of clinical and genetic heterogeneity observed in many heritable (monogenetic) disorders, the complex interaction of genes involved in the development of cancer and the identification of genetic factors underlying multifactorial disorders.