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Genomic Imaging

The international Human Genome Project has delivered a complete sequence of the human genome to the scientific community and has formed the basis to gain fascinating insights into the extent of genetic variability in humans. In the course of the past few years, these findings have enabled the identification of genetic risk factors for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. An important step towards understanding the pathophysiology will be a detailed investigation of the risk genes by genomic imaging. The research group genomic imaging aims to find out which structural and functional changes are caused by these genetic variants and how they contribute to the development of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.

Methodological topics:

Molecular genetic analysis of genetic variability in the human genome

Structural and functional MRI of the living brain

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sven Cichon

Tel.:  +49 (0)2461 61 1791
Fax: +49 (0)2461 61 3483


Institut für Humangenetik
Abteilung Genomik
Forschungszentrum Life & Brain
Universitätsklinikum Bonn
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
53127 Bonn

Tel.:  +49 (0)228 6885 405
Fax: +49 (0)228 6885 401


Stefanie Hennen

Building: 15.9, Room: 3021

+49 2461 61-2412
 +49-2461 61-3483

Janine Klapper

Building: 15.9, Room: 3020

+49 2461 61-6443
+49 2461 61-3483


Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM-1)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich

Building: 15.9