Intersect has kicked off its next Innovation Project: the 'Genomic Data Project' is an opportunity to address the data management needs for the next-generation gene sequencing community. Genomic projects underpin almost all aspects of modern biology. This includes modern molecular biology, biodiversity studies, and medical research including but not limited to research into cancer, vaccines, antibiotics and drug development.
Currently, gene sequencing technology is being rolled out simultaneously in multiple institutions via an active community of researchers who have a strong interest in working collaboratively. The project will support a wide user base including researchers at the University of New South Wales, Southern Cross University and the Australian National University. The Ramaciotti Centre for Gene Function Analysis (located at UNSW) is run and used by a consortium of UNSW, the University of Sydney, Newcastle University, Macquarie University, Southern Cross University as well as the Garvan, Victor Chang and Millennium medical research institutes. Work formally begins on the project in October, completing in early 2010.
Intersect is interested in working with others who may be in a similar situation to avoid duplication of effort. If you are using similar technology, are interested in being involved in, or using the outcomes of the project, please contact Chris Mendes at firstname.lastname@example.org.