UQ Genome Innovation Hub

The human genome contains 3 billion DNA base pairs that provide the blueprint of life. They encode the proteins that perform vital cellular functions, and control the complex regulatory machinery that ensures the right parts of the genetic code are turned on in the correct cells, at the appropriate time, and in the right amount. Variation in DNA determines phenotypic differences between individuals and influences disease status.

The UQ Genome Innovation Hub concentrates research expertise and the latest technologies to develop new methodologies for the rapid translation of the latest genetic discoveries. The goal of the UQ Genome Innovation Hub is to develop and implement high-throughput approaches in structural and functional genomics applying advances in single-cell sequencing, long read sequencing, genome editing and cellular models.

The Hub develops and implements high-throughput pipelines to understand how genetic variation in many species influences development and function, and extend genomics analysis to additional economically significant species in Queensland.

The ultimate aim of UQGIH, through academic, clinical and industry collaboration on translational projects, is to achieve significant advances in understanding the genetics of disease, using functional studies to develop new diagnostic methods and treatment targets across a range of diseases.

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 Project Three Billion
    Professorial Research Fellow
    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
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Joint Appointment
    Queensland Brain Institute

Chief Investigators

  • Dr Joseph Powell

    Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
    Joint Appointment
    Queensland Brain Institute
    Honorary Associate Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Associate Professor Lachlan Coin

    Deputy Director, IMB Centre for Superbug Solutions
    Principal Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Peter Visscher

    Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
    Professorial Research Fellow
    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
  • Professor Mark Ragan

    Emeritus Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Jian Yang

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

 

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