Announcing our new 2023 GIH projects!

6 Mar 2023

In response to our call for collaborative project proposals, we received many excellent applications from researchers across UQ, and we would like to thank all applicants and acknowledge the time and effort spent to prepare the proposals.

We are now delighted to officially announce our new collaborative projects and lead researchers for 2023! We are excited to start work and hope to soon share many new developments arising from these projects.


Bacterial CRISPRi

Dr Chris Rinke and Dr Julian Zaugg.

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) and the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (ACE).

High-throughput sequencing of protein variant libraries

Dr Gabriel Foley, Dr Marc Morris, Associate Professor Mikael Boden, 

Professor Gerhard Schenk,  Professor Philip Hugenholtz, Sanjana Tule and Sam Davis.

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB).

Guide RNA design in non-model organisms

A/Prof Nigel Beebe and Dr Luke Ambrose.

School of Biological Sciences (SBS).

Nanopore sequencing of DNA from extracellular vesicles

Dr Dominic Guanzon, A/Prof Carlos Salomon, Prof Craig Munns,

Prof Roslyn Boyd, Prof Andreas Obermair, Prof Lewis Perrin,

Prof John Hooper, and Prof Yusuke Yamauchi.

UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), Child Health Research Centre (CHRC), Mater Research Institute-UQ (MRI-UQ), and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN).

Developing a next generation single-cell transcriptomic tool

Professor Antje Blumenthal, Dr Arutha Kulasinghe, Meg Donovan, and Tony Blick.

Frazer Institute.

Ribosomal profiling with cellular specificity

Dr Adam Hagg, A/Prof Peter Noakes, Dr Kelly Walton, and Dr Jake Russell.

School of Biomedical Science (SBMS) and UQ Viral Vector Core.

Cas9 targeted enrichment for Nanopore sequencing

Dr Loan Nguyen, Dr Elizabeth Ross, Dr Quan Nguyen,

Dr Allan McRae, and Dr Albert Xiong.

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB).

Long read spatial transcriptomics

Dr Emanuele Pelosi.

UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR).

Improving CRISPR workflows in plants

Tommy Gong, Kimmy Zhang and Prof. Jimmy Botella and Dr. Peter Chrisp. 

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (SAFS).

Proximity ligation sequencing of mixed bacterial communities

Prof Mark Schembri, Dr Duy Phan, and Dr Nhu Nguyen.

Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB).