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Theme 3: Plasticity and Memory

Human Genetics

This research group studies all genetic aspects with a focus on patient observation, and the translation of clinical questions in short term research projects.

Han Brunner is regarded as one of the leading figures in the scientific understanding of the connections between clinical and molecular features of rare diseases, including applications to patient care. He has pioneered the discovery of a large number of disease genes, and the application of cutting-edge genomic technologies (genomic microarrays, exome sequencing, and whole genome sequencing) to discover the causes of genetic diseases. Much of this work focuses on neurodevelopmental conditions such as intellectual disability and abnormal behavior. Prof Brunner has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals, which have been cited > 20.000 times. Prof Brunner was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013, and of the Academia Europea in 2012. He is a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion since 2013.

Name: Han Brunner
Telephone: 024-3614017
Visiting address: Department of Human Genetics
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre //route 855
Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10
6525 GA Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Postal address: Department of Human Genetics
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre //855
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Key publications in 2018

For a list of all publications see PubMed

Key prizes and grants

  • German Society of Human Genetics: Medal of Honour in 2018 (Han Brunner)
  • 17 m Euros for Netherlands X omics Initiative (National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities)

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Theme 3:
Plasticity and Memory

Research Group
Human Genetics

Principal Investigator
Prof. dr. H.G. Brunner

Group members

Margot Reijnders
Lot Snijders Blok