Diagnostik- & Forschungsinstitut für Humangenetik

The Diagnostic and Research Institute of Human Genetics is part of the Diagnostik- & Diagnostic and Research Center of Molecular BioMedicine.

Our institute has essential responsibilities in patient care, research and teaching. In our Genetic Counseling Center, we provide comprehensive genetic counseling and diagnostics for individuals with hereditary diseases. In our ISO 15189 accredited labs, diagnostics are conducted by highly competent medical professionals in accordance with international guidelines. Additional consultations are available at the clinics of University Hospital Graz, Barmherzige Brüder (Brothers of Mercy) Hospital Graz, Leoben State Hospital and Oberpullendorf Hospital.

Our research focus is on rare disorders, hereditary cancers, precision medicine and liquid biopsy, which examines the blood to monitor disease progression.

We teach human genetics to Med Uni Graz students. We train physicians in medical genetics and offer a wide range of courses for natural scientists.

Nachruf: Im Gedenken an Michael Speicher

Michael Speicher

Die Medizinische Universität Graz erfüllt die traurige Pflicht mitzuteilen, dass Herr Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Speicher, seit 2006 Leiter des Diagnostik- und Forschungsinstituts für Humangenetik und seit 2018 stellvertretender Leiter des Diagnostik- und Forschungszentrums für Molekulare Biomedizin völlig unerwartet im 63. Lebensjahr verstorben ist.

Zum Nachruf auf Michael Speicher

Genetic Counseling Center Office

Neue Stiftingtalstraße 2, 8010 Graz  
Availability: Mon-Fri: 8.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 1.00 PM to 2.00 PM
T: +43 316 385 73800
F: +43 316 385 79620

Institute office

Maria Langer-Winter 
Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6, Building B, Ground Floor, 8010 Graz
Availability: Mon-Fri: 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM
T: +43 316 385 73832
Humangenetik Beratung

Genetic Counseling Center

  • Opening hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 8 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-3 PM; Fri.: 8 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-2 PM
  • Telephone availability: Mon.-Fri.: 8 AM-11 AM and 1 PM-2 PM
  • Consultations: by appointment at the telephone number below
  • Please remember to bring your e-card and letter of referral so you can receive (partial) reimbursement for the cost from your health insurance provider!
  • Specimen collection: Mon.-Fri.: 8 AM-3 PM (Neue Stiftingtalstraße 2; across from the Hygiene vaccination site)
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