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Research Projects

Mendelian Cytogenetics Network database (MCNdb)
a database of disease-associated balanced chromosomal rearrangements
(Merete Bugge, Iben Bache, Allan Lind-Thomsen, Niels Tommerup)

The Congenital Cataract Mutation Database
(Lars Hansen)

High throughput (next generation) sequencing at WJC
Includes an Illumina Genome Analyzer and the latest Ion Proton semiconductor based technology
(Mads Bak, Niels Tommerup)

In situ hybridization of miRNA and other non-coding RNAs
WJC has developed the standard for in situ detection of miRNAs and other ncRNAs
(Asli Silahtaroglu)

Systems Biology of organ development
Identification of spatio-temporal protein networks in organ development
(Lars Allan Larsen, Kasper Lage Hansen, Niels Tommerup)

Genetics of cognitive comorbidity
Search for shared genetic factors in cognitive comorbidity
(Niels Tommerup, Christina Halgren, Rikke S Møller)

Ph.d Projects

Katrine Dalsgaard Ajbro  Characterization of candidate genes in congenital heart disease
Iram Anjum  Autosomal recessive disorders in inbred Pakistani families: Cataract, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Microcephaly
Roberta Buonincontri  A systematic chromosomal approach for the detection of novel candidate dyslexia loci and genes
Malene Bøgehus Rasmussen  Reexamination of inversion carriers in Denmark
Mette Christensen  The role of microRNAs in brain development and disorders
Ida Rosendal Johansen  Genetic studies of otosclerose
Helena Gásdal Karstensen  Genetic basis for isolated hereditary anosmia
Jacob Moresco Lange  Chromosomal Total Analysis System: C-TAS
Jan Larsen  Comorbidity in epilepsia
Allan Lind-Thomsen  Systematic identification of disease genes and disease-complexes by bioinformatic analysis of structural chromosomal rearrangements
Yuan Mang  Integrating high-throughput sequence data with other genetic and genomic information
Lusine Nazaryan  Mechanisms and Consequences of Chromosomal Rearrangements Characterized by Next Generation Sequencing
Shoaib ur Rehman  Molecular genetics of autosomal recessive mental retardation in Pakistani families
Eva Ruiz-Casares  Mapping of translocation breakpoints associated wiith cleft-lip-palate
Litu Zhang (Alex)  Identification of genes involved in the development of congenital heart disease (CHD)

Finished Ph.d Projects

Jose Maria Belloso Sanchez  Application of molecular cytogenetic techniques for characterization of balanced chromosomal rearrangements
Dan Brudzewsky  Identification of molecular genetic changes that lead to development of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Elizabeth Engenheiro  Genomic regulatory landscapes and chromosomal rearrangements
Muhammad Farooq  Autosomal recessive microcephaly in inbred Pakistani families
Linda Plovmand Jakobsen  Genetic aspects of Cleft Lip and Palate
Laura Klitten  Epilepsy and genetics. Searching for new genes associated with epilepsy, mental retardation and co-morbidity
Theresa Larriba Harboe  
Lise Adelaide Nickelsen  Mapping of three unrelated patients with a translocation in a ”common” breakpoint at 1q31 in search for new genes involved in the development of the brain and the ears
Mette Gilling Nielsen  Chromosomal abnormalities and putative susceptibility genes in autism spectrum disorders
Christian Olesen  Identification of candidate genes for infertility in men, analysis of gene expression in developing gonads and identification of markers for the effect of endocrine disruptors in mouse gonads
Kirsten Marie Sanggaard  Genetic causes of autosomal dominant hearing impairment in 10 families
Janni Vestergaard  Hedgehog signaling in stem cell biology and cancer