Stefan Aretz

Photo of Stefan AretzStefan Aretz is a medical geneticist with a long-term interest in familial tumour syndromes working at the Institute of Human Genetics at the University Hospital Bonn in Germany.

He is professor of genetics of familial tumour syndromes, speaker of the center for hereditary tumour syndromes in Bonn, head of the research group Familial Colorectal Cancer, curator of the APC-LOVD, and InSiGHT member for many years.

His main scientific interest is genetic and clinical research in gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes, in particular the identification of novel genetic causes, the functional characterisation of unclear genetic variants, and the description of the mutational and phenotype spectrum of new subtypes such as the MUTYH-associaed Polyposis (MAP) and the Polymerase-Proofreading-associated polyposis (PPAP).