Institute of Human Genetics

The Institute of Human Genetics (IHG) is a Research Institute of Newcastle University. This status was awarded in 2001 in recognition of the award to the Institute of the highest possible grading (5*) in the national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) that year.

From a small existing Human Genetics department in the early 90’s, the IHG has expanded rapidly and now has over 30 academic staff including 15 Professors. The IHG is also home to the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Northern Region Genetics Service, which delivers a comprehensive diagnostic, counselling and laboratory service to the three million people of North East England and North Cumbria.

The coming years will further extend the buildings and the organisation but the central concept, that of partnership between basic scientists and clinicians focussed on genetic aspects of medicine, will continue.