"Inventing technologies to decode individual cell DNA, chromatin, RNA, and protein outputs that will be used for precise diagnosis and precision treatment of human disease"
Single cell genomics is the next great revolution in medicine. The field leverages the massively parallel technologies that enabled large-scale human genome sequencing and makes it possible to see the entire genome in action at the quantum of individual cells.
The UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute will leverage growing UNSW Sydney and Garvan Institute of Medical Research scientific leadership in this field. It will tackle major challenges in single cell data acquisition and data analytics. This will allow it to decode the state of DNA, chromatin, and its entire output as RNA and protein in thousands of single cells, to uncover diagnostic cell origins, molecular targets, and treatments for human disease with unparalleled precision. This will have a major impact on the precision health management of patients, through early detection and personalised treatment of disease, and will reduce the costs of healthcare.