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Genetic Diversity Research Institute for Nature and Forest

The variation in DNA affects the ability of individuals, populations and species to adapt to a dynamic world. In addition, the genetic code is also an excellent source of information for identifying, detecting and detailing biodiversity of species that are difficult to identify.

The Genetic Diversity team works largely around these two themes:

(1) the use of genetic research to assess the status of species and populations. This ...

Genetic Diversity Research Institute for Nature and Forest

The genetic code, perhaps better known as DNA, determines all biological diversity on Earth. Variation in DNA affects the ability of populations and species to adapt in a dynamic world. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) considers genetic diversity as the first of the three levels – genes, species and ecosystems – at which biodiversity must be preserved. Without genetic diversity, species become extinct and ecosystems collapse. The ...

Forestry Genetic Resources Research Institute for Nature and Forest

In research into the adaptability of trees and shrubs to a changing climate, genetic diversity and sensitivity and tolerance to diseases and pests are important topics. The research method used focuses on the study of phenological processes and growth dynamics. Considerable attention is also paid to cataloguing, classifying, preserving but also making effective use of the many collections of tree and shrub species that INBO has built up over ...

Centre for Medical Genetics Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Topic A : Identification of new mutations in hereditary diseases (W. Lissens, I. Liebaers), more in particular: - cystic fibrosis - iduronate sulphate deficiency - Beta-glucuronidase deficiency - anti thrombosis III deficiency Topic B : Preimplantation genetics/expression (Liebaers I, Lissens W.) - expression Beta-hexosaminidase in mouse and human embryo's - preimplantation diagnosis in couples at risk for cysticfibrosis (F508) or couples at ...

Medical Genetics UZBrussel

The research group Reproduction and Genetics (REGE) is part of the research cluster Reproduction Genetics and Regenerative Medicine. Its research focuses on different aspects of human genetics, reproduction, early development and stem cells

Historically, the group has been interested in metabolic diseases such as lysosomal storage diseases and this has led to the close collaboration of S. Seneca with the neuro-paediatricians (L. De ...

Medical genetics of obesity and skeletal disorders (MGENOS) University of Antwerp

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The general aim of the research is to identify genes that are relevant for two multifactorial conditions, osteoporosis and obesity, in order to understand the pathogenesis of these conditions and to reveal novel putative therapeutic targets.In order to obtain this, the specific aims of our work are:- identification of genes for monogenic conditions with an abnormal bone density- identification of genes involved in rat models with an increased ...

Laboratory for Genetics of Malignant Disorders KU Leuven

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The discovery and functional characterization of new, recurrent cytogenetic or molecular aberrations in malignant disorders are the most important research objectives of the laboratory for Genetics of Malignant Disorders. These research objectives connect almost seamlessly with the diagnostic, cytogenetic and molecular services which CME-UZ offers for nearly each malignant pathology: acute and chronic leukaemia, lymphomas, mesenchymal and ...

Department of Embryology and Genetics Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Research Department of Embryology and Genetics (EMGE) is linked to the Centres for Medical Genetics and Reproductive Medicine and the Department of Paediatrics of the UZ Brussel and consists of several research clusters. Historically, the group has been interested in metabolic diseases such as lysosomal storage diseases and this has led to the close collaboration with the neuro-paediatricians of the hospital, investigating mitochondrial ...

Cognitive Genetics (COGNET) University of Antwerp

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The mission of the research group "cognitive genetics" is to identify genetic causes of cognitive disorders and to study the defective genes in order to eventually develop rational therapy. We identify novel causes of cognitive disorders starting from affected families or from patients with specific chromosomal abnormalities, including microdeletions, translocations and fragile sites. To achieve this, we have developed novel technologies and ...

Cell Genetics Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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The laboratory for Cell Genetics (Cytogenetics) studies variation in genotype and phenotype, cell division pathways, cell death and genetic changes relevant for the increase of cancer in human. Genotoxicity tests assess the induction of DNA damage, gene mutations, structural and numerical chromosome aberrations. Their predictivity for cancer induction is supported by international studies relating mutations and activation of cancer related ...