Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health (GCT)

Queensland University of Technology

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The Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health translates knowledge from genomics research to improve human health, by discovering better methods of diagnosing disease, developing targeted treatments based on genetics. The Centre's spans the design, development, and application of methods for genomic discovery, analysis and translation to advance genomics-driven healthcare and drive outcomes in the real world of clinical and personalised health.

Website https://research.qut.edu.au/cgph/

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • NATA accredited diagnostic testing
  • Next generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Clinical trials
  • Case-control population resources
  • Norfolk Island isolated population
  • Population database of molecular and epidemiological data
  • Whole genome and gene expression analyses
  • Epigenetic analyses

Facilities and major equipment

  • NATA accredited Molecular Diagnostic facility (PC2)
  • Clinical trials facility
  • Molecular biology research laboratory (PC2)
  • Member of the TIA Qld node consortium

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff

Address

IHBI, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, 4059

Lead researchers

  • Professor Lyn Griffiths—Developed a diagnostic and nutraceutical treatment for migraine; utilising the genetic isolate of Norfolk Island in complex disease studies
  • Associate Professor Rod Lea—Developed statistical and bioinformatic genetic analyses for application in the integration and interpretation of big data sets
  • Dr Larisa Haupt—Obtained philanthropic funds to establish a stem cell research program

Achievements of the centre

  • Established first NATA accredited Next generation Sequencing diagnostic service in Australia in 2013
  • Continued use of the unique genetic isolate population from Norfolk island to study common complex disorders including migraine and CVD
  • 2014 Greppi Award for best unpublished original paper dealing with clinical, epidemiological, genetic, therapeutic aspects of headache

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre
  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme

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