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Research Medical Genetics

In the area of research, the Institute is involved in the characterisation of molecular causes of certain monogenetic diseases as well as complex diseases such as cancer.

Stem cell research, reproductive genetics, bioethics, toxicogenetics, metabolism and signal transduction are related research areas. The development of new therapeutic approaches for human genetic diseases is a central research goal.

Science & Research

Research activities at the Institute of Medical Genetics

  • Characterisation of the molecular basis of selected monogenetic diseases
  • Stem cell research 
  • Cancer
  • Reproduction genetics
  • Signaltransduction and genetic diseases
  • Development of novel therapeutic strategies for human genetic diseases 
  • Bioethics
  • Toxikogenetics

Head of the Center

Markus Hengstschläger, Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr.

Head of the Center, Geneticist

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

Christina Weingut,


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


Medical University of Vienna

Institute of Medical Genetics

Währinger Straße 10
1090 Wien