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Institute of Medical Genetics

The Institute of Medical Genetics is engaged in research, teaching and clinical diagnostic activities in the field of human genetics.

We organize courses for students in human medicine, genetics, biochemistry and related fields. Moreover, we supervise masters and doctoral research studies and offer a full postgraduate training in medical genetics for medical doctors.

The Center’s scientific interests include the characterization of the molecular basis of monogenetic diseases, stem cell research, tumor biology, reproductive genetics, lipid metabolism, signal transduction and genetic diseases, as well as the development of novel therapeutic strategies for human genetic disorders, bioethics and toxicogenetics.

Services offered to patients include genetic counseling, as well as pre- and postnatal, cytogenetic, molecular-cytogenetic and molecular-genetic diagnostics.


Medical University of Vienna

Institute of Medical Genetics

Währinger Straße 10
1090 Wien

Markus Hengstschläger, Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr.

Head of the Center and Institute

Tel.: +43 (0)1 40160-56500

Christina Ludwig,


Tel.: +43 (0)1 40160-56501
Fax: +43 (0)1 40160-956501

Franco Laccone, Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. med.

Head of Clinical Section

Tel.: +43 (0)1 40160-56513

Brigitte Hofer, ARin


Tel.: +43 (0)1 40160-56531
Fax: +43 (0)1 40160-956531

Registration for genetic counseling by email with a referral from a resident specialist for genetic counseling and indication.

Our office can be reached by phone

Mon – Thu 9.00-11:00 und 14.00-16.00
Friday 9.00-12.00