Jena University Hospital, Germany
- Orcid: 0000-0003-1672-3054
- Publications: 787
- Citations: 6206
- Keywords: uniparental disomy, epigenetics, interphase architecture, cytogenetics
- PD Dr. rer. nat./ med. habil. 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 in 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 hundreds of molecular cytogenetic reports per 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 Cytogeneticists, and ErCLG (European registered clinical laboratory geneticist since 2015. 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 6 books, ~100 book chapter, >750 referred papers, and ~1000 abstracts. His particular expertise is multicolor-FISH 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 and a Dr.h.c. (see also http://cs-tl.de/).