The department is involved in research on stem cells, fertilisation, embryonic development, and regulation of cell differentiation and cell growth throughout a person's lifetime.

A wide variety of projects are carried out at the department and extends from basic research to projects aiming at improving the diagnostics of genetic diseases and counselling of families with genetic disease.

Stem cell research

  • Stem cell hierarchy
  • Epidermal stem cell markers

Neurodegenerative disorders

  • X-linked paraplegia
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Hereditary ataxia


Other genetic disorders

Prenatal diagnostics

Trofoblastic diseases (The Danish Mole Project)

  • Mola Hydatididosa karyotypes
  • Persistant trofoblast disease
  • Establishment of homozygous iPSCs

Molecular diagnostics

  • Non-invasive prenatal testing
  • Array comparative genome hybridisation om single cells
  • Clinical implementation of prenatal "Focused exomes"
  • Clinical implementation of various "Disease gene panels"