UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Genetics and Genomic Medicine

The Genetics and Genomic Medicine Research & Teaching Department is a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with an international reputation for research into rare genetic disorders. Our aims are to deliver better diagnostics through identification of novel disease causing genes and accurate disease biomarkers for targeting of therapies. In order to support our powerful genomics and mass spectrometry technology platforms we create and integrate multi-omics data and its healthcare applications. We develop and run trials of novel therapies in rare disease patient cohorts.

Tribute to our colleague Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz

Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz in a cycling accident. She was a much loved and hugely respected member of our UCL community. Professor Bitner was an outstanding clinical geneticist who dedicated her career to helping others and was carrying out important research into the genetic causes of deafness in children and adults. Her death is an enormous loss. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues. We kindly request their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.