The Genomics Community at UQ encompasses people across all aspect of Genomics research - from researchers in the lab in all areas of 'omics reseach to lab technicians, bioinformaticians to communications and marketing staff, staff investigating moral and ethical implications of genomics research, policy and application of discoveries, as well as students.

Whatever your involvement with Genomics, there will be someone else at UQ with knowledge to share to support you. Our vision of the Community is to assist you to make those connections. 

Listed below are the special interest groups that have already been formed at UQ. You may already be part of a different group, or be considering creating a new interest group - please get in touch and let us know. UQGI is all about engagement, and we'd like to promote genomics as an inclusive community across UQ.

Bioinformatics interest group

The aim of the group is to represent the UQ genomics community to facilitate access to local, national and international resources in bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata. Examples of topics discussed include training, teaching, seminars, access to resources as well as information for users such as access to and submission of data to dataset catalogs i.e. UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM), Research Data Services (RDS), Australian National Data Services (ANDS).

Topics of interest include:

  • Training in Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Biodata for all UQ genomics staff
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Seminar program across all UQ institutions
  • Professional development opportunities for HDR students and ECR
  • Access to computing resources (Data storage and HPC)
  • Access to software and workflows
  • Access to data resources
  • Development and adoption of bioinformatics standards
  • Participation in national and international consortiums
  • and any topics of interest to the UQ informatics community


Dr Dominique Gorse - CEO

Level 4, Queensland Bioscience Precinct
306 Carmody Road
P: +61 7 334 62624

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Facilities and Services Group

This group, chaired by Brooke Gardiner, meets regularly to discuss issues specific to hands-on technicians within genomics research facilities across UQ. A great sounding board for any problems or achievements, creating consistant work practices across all facilities at UQ.


Dr Brooke Gardiner
Genomics Service Co-ordinator
P: +61 7 344 3167

Queensland Genomic Technology Innovation group

The main purpose of this group is for researchers who are interested in using and developing new genomic technologies to communicate. Areas that we are interested in include (but not limited to):

  • Single-cell sequencing
  • Long read sequencing (e.g. PacBio, Oxford Nanopore)
  • Genome editing
  • Epigenomics

We organise monthly group meetings for members to share their research, address challenges, trade tricks and tips, and potentially develop collaborations. Join our Google group to receive detailed information about upcoming meetings and events hosted by the group.


Level 3, Building 80 Queensland Biosciences Precinct
Elizabeth Ross

Lachlan Coin

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