Centre for Genomic Sciences

The Centre for Genomic Sciences was established to provide leadership in genome research in Hong Kong and the region by developing expertise and infrastructure for studies in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. It also aims to facilitate the translation of knowledge into applications for the understanding of disease mechanisms and for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic measures <http://cgs.hku.hk/portal/>.

The Centre contributes to multidisciplinary research through experimental design, data generation, data analysis and bioinformatics support. The scope of its collaborative projects covers genetic linkage and association studies, transcriptome analysis of various tissues and diseases, novel mutation detection by exome and other targeted sequencing, metagenomics, and de novo assembly of new genomes.