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Department of Genetics

Group consists of Clinical Genetics (3 MDs), Cytogenetics (1 PhD, 2 techs), Molecular Genetics (2 PhDs).


  • Mutation detection by DGGE and DNA sequencing
  • SNP analysis by RT-PCR

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
    Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Cooperation 2
    Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Greece
  • Cooperation 3
    Dept. of Ophthalmology, General Hospital of Larissa, Greece
  • Cooperation 4
    Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA
  • Cooperation 5
    Center for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Australia

Group Leader

Michael Bjorn Petersen
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“Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital

Department of Genetics
Institute of Child Health

Thivon & Livadeias
Doxiadis Building
GR-11527 Athens

Phone: +30 210 7467789
Fax: +30 210 7700111



Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    MYOC mutations in Greek POAG patients.
  • Project 2
    CYP1B1 mutations in Greek patients with buphthalmos.
  • Project 3
    Genetic association study in Greek patients with pseudoexfoliation.
  • Project 4
    Genetic association study in Greek patients with ARMD.
  • Project 5
    Database of rare disorders (Orphanet Greece).

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