30 November 2017

This workshop will showcase QUT's capabilities for OMICS-related research in the bioeconomy sector.


The OMICS suffix is commonly used in the biological sciences to describe endeavours undertaken to characterise and quantify an area of study to its most complete state. Genomics is perhaps the most well-known of these to date, but other OMICS disciplines such as proteomics, metabolomics and environomics are all gaining attention for their ambitious aims to fully describe definable components of much larger biological systems.

QUT is well placed to drive OMICS research forward through its investment in state-of-the-art instrumentation, recruitment of world-leading experts in interconnected fields and commitment to working in cross-disciplinary teams to answer the most challenging questions.

QUT's Institute for Future Environments (IFE) research on Growing the Global Bioeconomy aims to address several grand challenges in the bioeconomy sector including meeting human needs for essential resources as the population grows, making a more secure, sustainable and profitable bioeconomy, and increasing health through enhanced food.

About the workshop

This workshop will showcase QUT's capabilities for OMICS-related research in the bioeconomy sector, with presentations from researchers based in the IFE's Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF) whose expertise lies in technologies useful for OMICS data collection. You will also hear from experts in the field about:

  • Open and fair research for widespread dissemination of OMICS data in the public domain
  • Bioinformatics for establishing computational pipelines to convert raw OMICS data into informative and user-friendly outputs
  • Cloud storage as a potential solution for accessing and interacting with vast amounts of OMICS datasets.

As a participant in this workshop, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions about the direction this important area of research might take.

Option to display poster on The Cube and tour CARF laboratories

Researchers already engaged in OMICS-related areas are invited to display posters on The Cube during lunch, and participants can also sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of the CARF laboratories.

30 November 2017 - 30 November 2017
9:00am - 1:30pm
QUT Gardens Point
Level 4, P Block
QUT Institute for Future Environments
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