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For Patients

All information about our genetic counselling, appointments and contact persons can be found in the "For Patients" area.

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For Medical Doctors

All information about our range of services in diagnostics can be found in the "For Medical Doctors" area.

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Our Research

The scientific focus of the Department of Human Genetics is the research of genetically caused (rare) cancers.

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Teaching and further Education

You can find information on our educational offer in the various study programs and further training here.

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Our Team

Get to know our team and find the right contact person for your request.

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Welcome to our website

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schlegelberger, head of the institute.
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schlegelberger/ Copyright: Kaiser, MHH

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

"There is a person behind every sample," Brigitte Schlegelberger

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. Brigitte Schlegelberger, director

At a glance

Team of doctors consisting of specialists and doctors in training with their hands in the air.
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Deputy Director of the Institute

PD Dr. Anke Bergmann will take up the position as Deputy Director of the Institute on September 1st, 2021 as the successor to Prof. Dr. Thomas Illig, Head of the Hannover Unified Biobank (HUB).

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Three physicians holding a tablet in front of the logo of OnkoRisk NET.

Better protection against hereditary cancer

MHH-project wants to expand genetic counseling and diagnostics nationwide - Innovation Funds supports "OnkoRisk NET" with 2.5 million euros

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Close up of Prof. Dr. Thomas Illig holding a microphone.

Thomas Illig takes second place in the ranking of the most cited "heads" in Germany in hormone and metabolism research

Prof. Dr. Thomas Illig, scientific director of the Hannover Unified Biobank (HUB) and deputy director of the Department ofHuman Genetics at the Hannover Medical School (MHH), came second in the…

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Hannover Medical School (MHH)

Department of Human Genetics, OE 6300

Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1

30625 Hanover


Important contact information

Genetic counseling:

Lab (for medical reports):

  • Phone: +49 511 532-3114


  • Tel.: +49 511 532-4522
  • E-Mail