Genetics and Cell Biology contributes to research activities of four out of five FHML research schools and aims to meet the recommendations of the ‘Gezond Leven’ strategic research report with a strong visible focus on health and prevention. The combination of genetic and cell biological approaches allows for synergy in functional understanding of genetic variations and rapid application of new knowledge into clinical practice.

Research programmes

Molecular Genetics

Molecular Cell Biology

  • Cardiogenetics: Elucidating the basis and molecular pathology of genetic heart disease
  • Clinical and Reproductive Genetics
  • Model System Genomics 
  • Genome Services Maastricht UMC+

Complex Genetics and Epidemiology

Genetic Risk Factors in Human Health 

Environmental Risk Factors in Human Health