Aberdeen has a wide range of genomics projects, covering the range of biological and medical research at the University. The following provide a small sample of the types of projects that the Centre is involved in:
- Whole genome resequencing for variant detection in a wide range of organisms, including microbial (bacterial and fungi) plant and animal pathogens and clinical isolates, plants, nematodes
- De novo sequencing of novel fungal pathogens
- Single cell de novo whole genome sequencing of archaea
- A genetic dissection of traits required for sustainable water use in rice using Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
- Human exome sequencing of archived samples
- 16S profiling of metagenomes in complex microbial communities in a wide range of samples, including soil, glaciers, marine sediments, animal (models and non-models) and human stool.
- Functional gene profiling of metagenomes in complex microbial soil communities
- De novo transcriptomes, including sharks and parasites
- Differential gene expression using RNAseq and microarrays in bacteria, fungi, mammals
- Exome sequencing of family trios for linkage studies in cancer and developmental disorders
- WGS ancient DNA from herbarium samples and ancient fur, stool and bone samples.
- Epigenome/Methylation Analysis using targeted BIS-seq and BIS-RNA-seq in humans and Siberian hamster
- Human cancer panels for precision medicine, including a Stratified Medicine Scotland SMS-IC Exemplar project (link).
The centre currently supports the research of several post-graduate students. More details about these projects can be found here.