1. A race against the clock - Diagnosing genetic conditions in newborns and children

A race against the clock - Diagnosing genetic conditions in newborns and children

Oliver Brandau, MD
CENTOGENE AG
January 31, 2017


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Newborns and children presenting with life-threatening metabolic, neurologic, gastrointestinal, or urogenital conditions need a fast and precise diagnosis in order to have optimal and efficient further diagnostic and therapeutic progress. Up to one third of all babies and children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) have a genetic disease. For many of them early identification can make a difference for their immediate and later health.

Webinar content:

  • Introduction to genetic disorders in newborns and children admitted to the ICU
  • CentoICU™, CENTOGENE’s NGS panel for the fast diagnosis of critically ill newborns & children <24 months old
  • CentoICU™ vs. current newborn screening


Dr. Oliver Brandau joined CENTOGENE in March 2015. He studied medicine and graduated from the Free University of Berlin. He gained ample experience in human genetics at the Human Genetics department of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich and the Medical University of Vienna.