The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Genetic Signatures in Complex Human Diseases

By Daniel Bartels • June 22nd, 2015

A central goal of our Genetic Signatures Project is to identify combinations of gene variants that can be used to improve human disease diagnosis. The project uses as the input High-density genetic definition data, called  Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). There are approximately 360,000 SNPs for the kidney disease dataset we are investigating. GPU-enabled software wasmore…

Enabling Personalized Medicine by Predicting Genetic Signatures of Disease

By Daniel Bartels • June 19th, 2015

Many diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease have a genetic component. We have recently developed methods to define high level genetic interactions in these diseases. This allows us to define “genetic signatures” that predict a person’s risk of developing disease, or if they already have the disease, the outcomes of that disease. Formore…

Cane Toad Genome Sequencing

By david satterthwaite • February 18th, 2015

The aim of the project is to assemble the gnome of the Cane Toad (Bufo marinus). The goal is to apply this knowledge to generate a more targeted approach to biological control, that is specific to the toad, ensuring no native animals will be affected. The project combines some of the latest scientific technology withmore…