Molecular Genetics Research Group GENMOL
Academic Unit: Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Academic Corporation for the study of Tropical Pathologies
Colombian Ministry of Science
The GENMOL research group has as its general purpose the identification of genetic variations of risk of non-communicable chronic diseases — called common — that have complex inheritance patterns involving many genes that interact with each other and environmental factors to reveal the disease, e.g. obesity, associated diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemias, hypertension, cancer, neurodegenerative, psychiatric and nervous system diseases, and infections, etc. In addition, two professors from the School of Medicine have joined the group to carry out research on bioactive substances for the treatment of these diseases using the genes (as targets) where the pathological variations have been identified.
Research Areas and Topics
- Population genetics.
- Human diseases genetics.
- Conservation genetics.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)