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:
Healthy Ageing – optimising opportunities for good health from birth to old age;
Strategic investment in this area will enable UQ to leverage its genomics research capabilities to address the Australian Government’s science and research priorities.
ABOUT UQ RESEARCH
One of Australia’s premier research and teaching institutions, UQ has made significant contributions to knowledge and society through its unrelenting pursuit of academic excellence, innovative research, and contemporary social relevance.
UQ’s research community excels, pioneering positive change to offer solutions to some of the great challenges of our time.
UQ’s broad research capability includes life sciences, nanotechnology, eResearch, engineering, social sciences and humanities.