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GestaltMatcher Database (GMDB) is a collection of curated medical photography of genetic syndromes as a resource for clinician and computer scientists and a service operated by the Association for Genome Diagnostics (AGD), which is a registered non-for-profit organization in Germany. GMDB aims to improve the openness and accessibility of scientific findings and to enhance collaboration amongst researchers and clinicians. GMDB is a non-profit community resource and is not linked to any one publisher or journal.

We politely request that any use of data obtained from the GestaltMatcher Database browser cite the GestaltMatcher flagship paper and any online resources that include the data set provide a link to the browser. There is no need to include us as authors on your manuscript, unless we contributed specific advice or analysis for your work.

If you would like to use our database and cite our work, please cite our paper and GestaltMacher Database:

Hsieh, TC., Bar-Haim, A., Moosa, S. et al. GestaltMatcher facilitates rare disease matching using facial phenotype descriptors. Nat Genet (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-021-01010-x (PDF)


Peter Krawitz, MD/PhD
Association for Genome Diagnostics (AGD), Germany

Shahida moosa
Shahida Moosa, MD/PhD
Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Medical consultant

Tzung-Chien Hsieh, PhD
IGSB, Universität Bonn
Software developer

Tom Kamphans, PhD
GeneTalk GmbH
Software developer

Wolfgang Meiswinkel
GeneTalk GmbH
Software developer

Hellen Lesmann, MD
AGD, Universität Bonn
Data curator

Stanislav Rosnev
AGD, Universität Bonn
Data curator

Tori Pantel, MD
AGD, Universität Bonn
Public Relations

Jing-Mei Li, PhD
IGSB, Universität Bonn
Software developer

Merle ten hagen
Merle ten Hagen
IGSB, Universität Bonn
Data curator

Sophia kaptain
Sophia Kaptain
IGSB, Universität Bonn
Data curator

Hannah weiland
Hannah Weiland
IGSB, Universität Bonn
Data curator


GMDB Affiliates are members of the life sciences community who provide feedback on the service, act as advocates, and help in screening material submitted.

Koen Devriendt, MD
Center for Human Genetics, Uni Leuven, Belgium

Aleksandra Jezela-Stanek, MD
Department of Genetics and Clinical Immunology National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw, Poland

Karen Gripp, MD
Division of Medical Genetics, A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children/Nemours, USA

Gholson J. Lyon, MD
NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR), New York State, USA

Martin Mücke, MD
Department of General Medicine, University of Aachen, Germany

Christian Netzer, MD
Department of Human Genetics, University Hospital Cologne, Germany

Markus Nöthen, MD
Department of Human Genetics, University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Christian Schaaf, MD
Institute for Human Genetics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

Alain Verloes, MD
Department of Clinical Genetics, Robert-Debré Hospital, Paris, France

Christoffer Nellåker, PhD
Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Benjamin Solomon, M.D.
Clinical Director National Human Genome Research Institute, Maryland, United States