Dr. rer. nat. Petra Freilinger, Dipl.-Biol., MBA

Dr. rer. nat. Petra Freilinger, Dipl. Biol., MBA

g e n e t i k u m ®
Wegenerstr. 15
D-89231 Neu-Ulm

Tel.: +49 (0) 731 98490 16
Fax: +49 (0) 731 98490 20
E-Mail: freilinger(-at-)genetikum.de
Web: www.genetikum.de

Curiculum Vitae

Scientific assistant, genetikum Neu-Ulm, medical practice and laboratory for human genetics
Master of Business and Administration (MBA), High school Neu-Ulm
2001Birth of my son Fabrice
Clinical research associate, Omnicare Frankfurt
1996Birth of my daughter Pascale
Project manager for clinical research, L.A.B. GmbH Neu-Ulm

University of Ulm, studies of Biology (Diploma)


Research interests

Due to my responsibilities in the medical practice in a Human Genetics laboratory, I have been interested in the Triplo-X syndrome for many years. In 2005, I established a contact group for women and girls with Triplo-X syndrome. We organized meetings for the families to provide opportunities for an exchange of personal experiences. For Triplo-X syndrome, scientific literature is not abundant and, in part, outdated. Thus, information for parents and affected women and girls is not easily accessible, especially for pregnant women expecting a girl with Triplo-X syndrome.
My particular interest is the intellectual and mental development of girls with Triplo-X syndrome. I would like to evaluate whether the psychosocial development of women and girls is impaired and whether learning disabilities as well as certain behavioral and psychological traits are specific for the condition. Furthermore, it would be interesting to study if the girls are more affected by psychosocial stress, and whether their tolerance for frustration is reduced in comparison to normo-karyotypic controls.


 December 2012