Area of work:
The Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Tübingen is a leading diagnostic and research centre with a particular focus on neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, spinocerebellar ataxia and dystonia. The centre also carries out research in the fields of mental retardation, genomics (neurogenomics, oncogenomics), transcriptomics (neurotranscriptomics, oncotranscriptomics) and epigenomics.
A primary focus of the department is research into disease pathogenesis, including extensive, standardized characterization of animal models of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular unique rat models. It also carries out preclinical testing of new substances (in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry) and technology development in the field of disease-related genomics and transcriptomics.