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

Cardiac energy metabolism and chronic cardiac disease
Nutritional factors affecting non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
Molecular epigenetic mechanisms in development, cancer and metabolism

Molecular Imaging of Cardiovascular Disease Processes
Nuclear Lamins in Health and Disease
Molecular and cell biology of cervical (pre)malignancies

Cardiogenetics: Elucidating the basis and molecular pathology of genetic heart disease
Clinical and Reproductive Genetics
Model System Genomics 

Nutritional & Cancer Epidemiology
Genetic and Life-course Epidemiology
Applied Epidemiology and Meta-Research
Forensic Epidemiology

Mitochondrial Genetics