The European Society
of Human Genetics



European Society of Human Genetics - ESHG

ESHG is an international professional society (originally founded in 1967), which
- promotes research in basic and applied human and medical genetics
- facilitates contact between all persons who share these aims

Our members (researchers, clinicians, laboratory scientists, psychologists and other social scientists, bioethicists, non-medical genetic counsellors) are involved in all disciplines of human genetics, including:

  • biochemical, clinical, cancer, molecular and population genetics
  • cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics 
  • genomics

The Society offers the possibility of meeting and collaborating with colleagues throughout Europe.  

We are especially interested in encouraging young scientists and clinicians,  and in the transfer of technology and provision of genetic services for the emerging European countries. 

The Society's  activities include:

The Society has a governing Board and Statutes

The Society is a founding member of the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies.

The Society is registered in Austria (ZVR 1086789529). Its administrative office is in Vienna, Austria.

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How do I find out more about a certain genetic condition?

Unfortunately the ESHG is not able itself to provide information on specific genetic conditions.
We have added some links on our links page to patient support information and teaching resources.