UQ’s status as a global leader in genomics research is supported by international competitive research teams and experts active in the fields of bioinformatics, transcriptomics, genetic models of disease and development, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, and drug discovery.
The profiles below showcase some of the positive, tangible effects of UQ’s quality genomics research.
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Ultimately the QGHA seeks to understand how genomics can improve healthcare and health outcomes throughout the communities of Queensland.
With the aim of demonstrating the value of genomics in everyday healthcare and to improve the health of Queenslanders, the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (Q
UQ joins force with an international team of researchers to conduct the most comprehensive investigation into the causes of eczema, of which is a common disease affecting 1 in 5 Australians, however there is currently no known cure.
UQ researchers Dr Joseph Powell and Professor Peter Visscher are part of an international alliance which has successfully identified ~1500 ageing associated genes that could lead to new health discoveries and treatments.