Family-based Genetic Analysis

Magnus Dehli Vigeland
Magnus Dehli Vigeland

Our goal is to develop methods and software for family-based analysis in medical and forensic genetics.

Research projects

  • Segregation analysis for evaluating variant pathogenicity. Part of the NRC-funded project Automation of clinical genetic variant interpretation
  • The ped suite: A collection of R packages for pedigree analysis
  • QuickPed: An online tool for interactive pedigree creation and analysis of relatedness
  • Filtus: a desktop GUI for fast and efficient detection of disease-causing variants
  • Analysis of exomes and genomes from related patients (various inhouse collaborators)
  • The missing grandchildren in Argentina (with M. Herrera Piñero & colleagues at BNDG, Argentina)
  • Disaster-victim identification (with T. Egeland, NMBU)
  • Theoretical pedigree analysis


Pedigree analysis in R (Academic Press, 2021).

Pedigree analysis in R (Academic Press, 2021).

The book gives an introduction to the theory of relatedness and covers a variety of applications in forensic and medical genetics.

Contact information:

Magnus Dehli Vigeland:
Visiting /postal address: Dept. Medical Genetics, Building 25, 1st floor (North), Ullevål Hospital, Kirkeveien 166, 0450 Oslo