Genetics

at The Department of Biomedicine

Studies of the variation of the human genome and genetic factors that influence disease development in humans. This knowledge is used in the development of new therapies and diagnostic tools as well as advice in relation to genetic and acquired diseases. We study the genes important for disease development and treatment of numerous diseases such as mental illness, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular diseases and allergies. Furthermore, we research in methods for gene therapeutic treatment of eye diseases and disorders related to the skin and metabolism.

Complex diseases

Research in diseases caused by interaction between genetic factors and the environment, among other psychiatric disorders, allergies, endometriosis and heart diseases.

Translational genetics

Research in disease progression of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's disease.

Functional genetics and gene therapy

Development of technologies based on among other DNA and protein molecules for the treatment of serious diseases such as eye and skin diseases.

Epigenetics and cancer

Examination of how changes in the genome that do not affect the DNA sequence can be the cause of serious illness as for example cancer.

Gene regulation, stem cells and virus

Investigation in how changes in cellular proteins may be the cause of disease and research in the development of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Clinical genetics

The research and application of genetic knowledge in diagnostics and genetic counselling, for example in the diagnosis of unborn children.

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Revised 03.08.2016