University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.8/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Human Genetics (458684)

Julia Höfele

Prof. Dr.

Julia Höfele

Specialized in: human genetics

About the Department of Human Genetics at University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

The Department of Human Genetics at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department specializes in studying the human genome, identifying changes in genes and applying the results obtained in the provision of medical care. Particular attention is paid to the molecular diagnostics of genetically caused rare diseases. In addition, the scope of the department's tasks includes comprehensive counseling on all issues of human genetics. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. Julia Höfele.

The medical team of the department consists of ten doctors and more than twenty research fellows. In addition to conventional clinical studies, the department examines the molecular and cellular causes of various rare diseases. Also, the department has several research groups, which carry out successful scientific work to identify the causes of various diseases and study possible methods of treating these pathologies.

The department provides more than 600 consultations on human genetics and about 2,000 molecular genetic and cytogenetic studies every year. The diagnosis in the Laboratory for Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics is based on the sampling and study of blood samples, tissues, amniotic fluid, chorionic villi, cord blood, fibroblasts and other nuclear chromosomal material.

The department's service range includes: 

  • Genetic counseling
    • Genetic family counseling (prenatal genetic diagnosis)
    • Individual counseling (allows to identify risk factors for the development of a certain disease and start early therapy)
  • Amniocentesis (specific amniotic fluid testing)
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Creation of a genealogical tree covering the last three generations
  • Other medical services

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