The IRG is part of the Centre of Medical Genetics and one of very few institutes worldwide dedicated specifically to the genetic underpinnings of reproductive health.

The main research foci of the IRG are male and female infertility, differences of sex development, and endocrine disorders associated with reproductive functions. Our work aims to identify genetic causes for such conditions, functionally scrutinise them, and translate them into the clinical setting.

The IRG hosts a number of different research lines such as large scale exome and genome sequencing as well as bioinformatic in silico or functional in vitro approaches.

Together with the Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology (CeRA), the IRG forms the nucleus of the DFG-funded Clinical Research Unit ‘Male Germ Cells’ (CRU326), the BMBF-funded Junior Scientist Research Centre ’ReproTrack.MS’, the initiative to create the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Reproduction.MS: Principles of Reproduction’, and the University Research and Treatment Centre (URTC) ‘Reproductive Health’.

Feel free to browse the following pages to learn more about our current projects, our cooperation partners, recent publications, and our educational programme.