UQ Genome Innovation Hub

Genome Innovation Hub (GIH) is a University of Queensland initiative and is part of UQ Research Infrastructure. GIH aims to develop innovative approaches to advance technologies in structural and functional analysis of genomes. The innovation hub will act as a collaborative research centre, working with UQ clinicians and scientists to implement novel and promising methodologies in projects focussed on the key areas of health, agriculture and the environment. Once implemented by GIH, these innovations (methods, protocols, software, expertise, etc.) will be made available through UQ Research Infrastructure Services, other UQ service providers, or through research groups willing to collaborate and/or train research staff in the newly developed approaches.

2019 Call for External Collaborative Project Applications

Beginning mid-2019, GIH will engage in collaborative projects in partnership with research groups across UQ. It is expected 3-5 projects will be undertaken per year. On being successful in the application process, collaborating research groups will work closely with GIH in the design and development of projects, with both actively contributing to projects (including co-investment in funding and personnel expertise). GIH expert staff and direct funding of up to $50,000 toward GIH consumables will further support each project. Proposals can be entirely wet-lab-based, entirely bioinformatics-based or a combination of the two, and will vary based on the requirements from GIH in terms of budget and staff support.

Projects will be prioritised based on novelty and transformative impact in advancing genomic applications and/or those that significantly drive down the cost of these applications. Each proposal will be evaluated on the basis of feasibility, broad impact, and clearly outlined paths for future access and uptake. The total number of projects accepted will depend on feasibility, budget and timelines.

Important dates

Applications open: Friday, 5 April 2019

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Notification of acceptance: mid-June

Application process and guidelines

Check out the UQ infrastructure funding page for information on the application process, selection criteria and submission guidelines. 

Contact

For further information on UQGIH and collaborative opportunities, please email Professor Grant Montgomery at g.montgomery1@uq.edu.au.


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Director

  • Professor Grant Montgomery

    Director, UQ Genome Innovation Hub
    Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Joint Appointment
    Queensland Brain Institute

Deputy Director

  • Associate Professor Carol Wicking

    Honorary Associate Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Naomi Wray

    Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
    Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Joint Appointment
    Queensland Brain Institute

Chief Investigators

  • Associate Professor Lachlan Coin

    Deputy Director, IMB Centre for Superbug Solutions
    Honorary Associate Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Peter Visscher

    Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
    Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Joint Appointment
    Queensland Brain Institute
  • Professor Brandon Wainwright

    Director
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
  • Professor Peter Koopman

    Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
    Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Emeritus Professor Mark Ragan

    Emeritus Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Jian Yang

    Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
    Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Joint Appointment
    Queensland Brain Institute

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