Here you will find a description and the projects that are carried out in each line of research
Clinical and Genetic Studies of Diseases with an Hereditary Component
The definition of Malformation refers to all clinically diagnosable morphological alterations with an acceptable degree of certainty, at any pre or postnatal age, in a birth occurred in the maternity unit. The descriptive norms of the most frequent malformations demanded by the ECLAMC are already determined, allow to create (the creation of) comparable diagnostic groups between different hospitals. The ultimate goal of surveillance systems is to make decisions based on demonstrable scientific realities. "Surveillance should always be followed by an action that attempts to decrease the frequency of the disease or mitigate
Anomalies: From Conception to Integrated Health
The definition of malformation refers to all morphological alterations, with an acceptable degree of certainty in their clinical diagnosis, at any pre or postnatal age, in a birth occurring in maternity facilities.
Humanism and Science
The main objective of this research line is to integrate the particular character of interdisciplinarity and integrality to each scientific project and consequent academic publications, in addition to promoting an intimate reflection on our own scientific endeavor.
Immunogenetics and Immunomodulation
The main objective of this research line is to study the immune response and evaluate the mechanisms of immunomodulation in different scenarios such as rotavirus infection, transplantation, lupus and diseases of genetic origin such as Down syndrome and Deletion syndromes in 22q11, among others.
Human Diversity in Colombia, Human Expedition
This research line has carried out two mega-research projects: The Human Expedition (1988-1992) and the Great Human Expedition (1992-1993), which included studies in areas of knowledge beyond medicine.
Cytogenetics: Chromosome Structure and Function
The main objective of this research line is to propose and execute research projects in the areas of cytogenetics and epigenetics in order to contribute to the knowledge of pathologies related to genetics, and to train professionals with skills and competencies in these areas.
Genetic Studies in Visual and Auditory Diseases
This research area was born in 1984 as a response to a sensible medical need in the country when the first patients of genetic diseases with deafness, blindness and deaf-blindness were detected.
Instituto de Genética Humana - Carrera 7 # 40-62 Edificio 32 Bogotá, D.C Colombia. Teléfono (57 - 1) 3208320 Ext: 2794