Funding in this first round of Queensland Genomics Health Alliance projects has been allocated to four ‘clinical demonstration projects’, and five ‘capability-building workstream projects’.
The clinical demonstration projects (each awarded $600,000 over 18 months):
1. A genomics approach for screening of patients at high risk of melanoma (Lead: Peter Soyer, The University of Queensland).
2. Evaluation of Clinical, Ethical and Economic Factors in Targeted Genetic Testing for Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young in Gestational Diabetes (Lead: John Prins, Mater Research).
3. Whole Genome Sequencing to Track, Treat and Prevent Nosocomial Infections (Lead: David Paterson, The University of Queensland).
4. Bring Modern Genomics into the Management of Lung Cancer in Queensland (Lead: Matthew Brown, QUT).
The five capability-building workstream projects (each receiving $480,000 over 18 months):
1. Implementation of Genomics into Queensland Healthcare: ethical, legal and social implications and policy challenges (Leads: John Devereux, University of Queensland, Belinda Bennett, QUT, and Nic Waddell, QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research).
2. Establishment of MSc in Diagnostic Genomics at QUT and Development of Continuing Education Material for Workforce development (Lead: Lyn Griffiths, QUT).
3. Evaluation of Clinical Genomics Projects in Action in Queensland (Lead: Louisa Gordon, QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research).
4. Integrating Next-Generation Genomic Platforms into Routine Clinical Practice (Lead: Sunil Lakhani, Pathology Queensland).
5. Towards a Queensland Genomic Information management Architecture (Lead: David Hansen, CSIRO and John Pearson, QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research).
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