Case Studies

Brief Project Description

The client is an Australian university research team with broad genomic experience and a special interest in genetics of Australian plants. QFAB is providing a full genomic assembly and analysis service on multiple organisms with direction and focus determined by the client.

Background

A wound is a complex ecosystem, seething with a diverse population of the patient’s cells, and a complex community of microbes contending to colonise the wound. There is constant communication between them via a molecular intranet.

The Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre in Brisbane was established in 2010 to explore these processes, and to apply its findings to develop novel treatments to accelerate healing, reduce scarring, and prevent infection.

Lateral Genetic transfer (LGT) involves the movement of genetic material from one lineage into another and its subsequent incorporation into the new host genome via genetic recombination. Studies in individual taxa have indicated lateral origins for stretches of DNA.

QFAB has implemented a two-phase approach strategy pipeline for this study.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

Populating Research Data Australia with collection descriptions of data held in the European Bioinformatics Institute databanks.

BACKGROUND

ArachnoServer, the world's first manually curated resource for protein spider toxin

The Koala Childhood Obesity program is a long-term research study set up by Dr Gary Leong in 2007.

The aim of the project to provide a ‘Holistic Approach’ to managing children aged 6 to 10 years who are overweight or obese.

Children who participate in the study are assessed by a Specialist Paediatrician and have access to Occupational Therapists and Dieticians.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

Implementation of a statistical pipeline in the Glycoselect database for the identification of glycoprotein biomarker signatures.

BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE PROJECT?

Integrating, transforming and sharing data to fight cancer

Professor Andrew Biankin  from the Garvan Institute discusses the importance of empowering clinician and biologist researchers through the use of bioinformatics workflows to help them fighting cancer.

An R package used to unravel relationships between ‘omics’ data