Complex Genetics

The research at the department of Complex Genetics at Maastricht University is being performed by two chair groups. Each chair group has its own area of expertise but is united in their common mission to contribute to improve patient and population health.

Governor Kremers Centre

The Governor Kremers Centre (GKC) is a knowledge centre that stimulates, initiates and conducts research and teaching in order to improve the quality of life for children and adults with a mental disability. It is a collaborative effort between Maastricht University, Maastricht UMC+, the schools of Maastricht University, CAPHRI (School for Public Health and Primary Care) and GROW (Research Institute for Growth and Development) and the regional care institutes for those with a mental disability.

Chair: Leopold Curfs, Professor of Care for people with a Mental Handicap

Complex Genetics and Epidemiology

Complex Genetics and Epidemiology (CCGE) aims to create knowledge to help people live a longer, healthier and happier life. Much of their research is based on disentangling the genetic en environmental risk factors of chronic complex diseases.

Their research results are being used for the prevention of chronic disease, to improve patient care, to inform legal court decisions, on the market place and to improve the scientific process itself. CCGE’s core expertise is in the field of epidemiology but it is continuous reaching outward into adjacent disciplines such as analytics, genomics and forensic medicine to lead new innovations and leave a legacy in public health.

Chair: Maurice Zeegers, Professor of Complex Genetics and Epidemiology