Prof.Thomas Liehr, Thomas Liehr (born 1965, married, two children), biologist (diploma, PhD and habilitation in human genetics) is working in cytogenetics since 1991. He is head of the molecular cytogenetic group at the Institute of Human Genetics, Jena, Germany since 1998; before he was coworker and PhD-fellow of the Herbert Quandt Stiftung der VARTA-AG at the Institute of Human Genetics, Erlangen, Germany. Concerning diagnostics he signs out personally 200 prenatal, 600 postnatal and 550 tumor cytogenetic (solid tumors and leukemia) cases a year. Since 2002 he is ‘specialist in human genetics diagnostics’ (FHG = Fachhumangenetiker), a denomination awarded by the German Society of Human Genetics (GfH) to experienced cytogenetists and ErCLG (European registered clinical laboratory geneticist sind 2015. The research fields of Dr. Liehr include clinical genetics, leukemia cytogenetics and (3D-)structure of the interphase and the human chromosomes. The results of his research are published in 4 books, >60 book chapter, >600 referred papers, and >900 abstracts. His particular expertise is development and application of multicolor-FISH probe sets for the characterization of marker chromosomes. He is specialist for the characterization of small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMC) and he collected all available literature on this special field on the freely available sSMC homepage. Also he received multiple prices, two invited professorships


Prof. Thomas Liehr, (Germany)

Privatdozent and head of the laboratory of ‘Molecular Cytogenetics’ at the Institute of Human Genetics in Jena, Germany. In addition, he is visiting professor at the University of Belgrade (Medical School, Serbia) and the Yerevan State University (YSU, Armenia)