Department of Human Genetics

All information on genetic counseling, diagnostics, our research as well as our team can be found here.

Welcome to the Department of Human Genetics

Prof. Dr. Nataliya Di Donato

On these pages you will find extensive information about our range of services, our team and our focus in research & teaching.

Hereditary predispositions and their impact on healthy and sick family members is the subject of our genetic counseling sessions. We are investigating the role of modified genes and chromosomes in the development of hereditary diseases. We always focus on the person, not the laboratory sample!

Personal contact with you is very important to us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

We are looking forward to your visit.

Prof. Dr. Nataliya Di Donato, director

At a glance

For Patients

We are your contact for questions regarding hereditary factors of your disease or that of a relative. Here you can find more information about our genetic counseling.

To our genetic counseling
For Medical Doctors

We use state-of-the-art technologies to clarify genetic issues. More information on diagnostics and test requests can be found here.

To our diagnostics
Research & Education

We are researching the decoding of the genetic causes of a variety of rare diseases. You can find out more about the focus areas and our teaching activities here.

To research & education sector
The Department of Human Genetics

Here you will find information about our employees, our network, vacancies as well as useful information on contact and directions.

More about us


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Important contact information

Genetic counselling:

Entrance laboratory / Requests for findings:

  • Phone: +49 511 532-3114

 Institute management:

  • Susanne Maibom
  • Phone: +49 511 532-4523
  • E-Mail


Hannover Medical School (MHH)

Department of Human Genetics, OE 6300

Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1

30625 Hannover