The University of Queensland (UQ) is a key player in global genomics research, accommodating the largest and most sophisticated genomics capability in southern hemisphere.

Established as a virtual network, the UQ Genomics Initiative aims to facilitate partnerships and engagement across all genomics researchers at UQ’s many institutes, faculties, and centres, to form an integrated research alliance.

It also aims to foster effective and productive collaborations with Queensland’s leading healthcare providers, universities and other research organisations to harness Queensland’s clinical, research and education strengths and translating multidisciplinary knowledge into beneficial, practical outcomes.

The UQ Genomics Initiative:

  • Brings together leading genomics researchers in diverse disciplines
  • Builds capability through collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Develops cutting edge software, tools and techniques
  • Leverages the thought power of global collaborations
  • Delivers innovative, effective insights and solutions to global issues in health, food, soil and water, energy, resources and environmental change. 

In particular, the Initiative will focus on four key areas:

Strategic investment in this area will enable UQ to leverage its genomics research capabilities to address the Australian Government’s science and research priorities.