Welcome to Dyscerne

A European Network of Centres of Expertise for Dysmorphology

Dyscerne is a European Commission funded project which aims to improve the diagnosis, clinical management and information dissemination for rare dysmorphic diseases.

These aims will be achieved by:

  • The creation of a European network of existing centres of expertise in dysmorphology.
  • Development of a web-based dysmorphology diagnostic system (DDS)
  • Development and wide dissemination of clinical management guidelines for selected dysmorphic conditions.

The project is a partnership between six existing centres of expertise in dysmorphology from; Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and the UK.   The University of Manchester is the coordinating partner for the project. The UK team is lead by Professor Jill Clayton-Smith from the Manchester Regional Genetic Service, and the project support team is based at Nowgen - A Centre for Genetics in Healthcare.

Important Note:
We are sorry but DYSCERNE is unable to provide advice to, or accept referrals directly from patients or their families.  Instead, please contact your local family doctor or Genetics Service.