Institute for Public Health Genomics

The Institute for Public Health Genomics (IPHG) was founded in April 2010 and from January 2013 the IPHG is officially embedded as fifth section within the cluster of Genetics and Cell Biology and the School for Oncology and Developmental Biology (GROW), bridging the gap between the advances of the genomic sciences and Public Health.

Public Health Genomics is the responsible and effective translation of genome-based knowledge and technologies into public health research, public policy and health services for the benefit of population health. Rapid scientific advances and tools in genomics, epigenomics, microbiomics and systems biology not only contribute to the understanding of disease mechanisms, and to the characterization of each person's unique clinical, genomic, and environmental information, but also provide the option of new promising applications in human health management during the whole life-course.