ADVANCING APPLIED RESEARCH OF GENOMIC AND PHENOMIC FOUNDER POPULATION DATA
WHAT WE DO
GENOME + PHENOME
As an inter-disciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines computer science, genomics, phenomics, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and interpret biological data.
The field of genomics and phenomics have for 20+ years been a point of global research and development for
Dr. Terry-Lynn Young and her colleagues. The centre has assembled a multidisciplinary team of MDs, AuDs, PhDs and MScs from across Canada with international expertise in the discovery of genetically-related diseases that substantially impact human life.
Painstakingly building deep and wide multiplexed pedigrees, the investigators have already leveraged their platforms to discover two major genes:
- TMEM43 related to young people suffering premature Sudden Cardiac Death (SDC)
- FOXL1 for hereditary deafness
This digilent and ongoing research and development is anticipated to yield new gene discoveries in the coming decade in the areas of audiology, cardiology and neurodegeneration.
Families with genetic forms of hearing loss are key to a new and advanced understanding of the auditory pathway in humans, augmenting data collected from animal models. The generous contribution of these families provides key insights on to hearing loss on a global scale. We are committed to ensuring that participating families are informed of research results that may benefit them.
Currently the centre is exploring several sponsor-developed and commercialization projects with the following entities
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