Collaborative partnerships in research

The Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC): The BIG Program has developed collaborative partnership with the LCRC to advance cancer research. More information about the LCRC can be found on the following website: http://www.louisianacancercenter.org/about-lcrc/.

LSUHSC-School of Public Health: We are actively collaborating with faculty in the school of public health in areas of mutual interest and mission critical areas such as genomic and molecular epidemiology, consumer and public health genomics. For more information about the School of Public go to this website:  http://www.publichealth.lsuhsc.edu/.

The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS): We have collaborative partnership with the CCTS. The CCTS Partner Network, University of Alabama Birmingham crosses institutional boundaries to improve human health and health care delivery. This innovative partnership provides the foundation for addressing health disparities through collaborative research and training efforts. https://www.uab.edu/ccts/partners

HudsonAlpha Institute of Technology: We have collaborative partneship with HAIB. HAIB Offers excellent services on large-scale sequencing and bioinformatics support services. The institute can be accessed through the following website. http://hudsonalpha.org/.

Tulane University’s Cancer Crusaders Next Generation Sequence Analysis Core: The Core provides bioinformatics services on data analysis and interpretation: The Core is also equipped with the Ingenuity Pathway Analysis Software. For more information contact the Core Staff at Tulane. The Core can be accessed via the following website: https://tulane.edu/som/cancer/research/core-facilities/cancer-crusaders/.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC): Is world leader in biomedical research and home to the La CaTs program funded by the NIH. The Bioinformatics Program collaborates with PBRC through the Biomedical Informatics Core of La CaTs. It can be accessed through the following website: https://www.pbrc.edu/about/.

Personalis, Inc: Last year Personalis and LSUHSC enter an agreement on delivering services for precision medicine. Personalis provides researchers and clinicians accurate DNA sequencing and interpretation of human exomes and genomes by supporting researchers engaging in case-control, family-based, or proband-only genomic studies of disease, pharmacogenomics, and cancer. The Bioinformatics and Genomics Program in partnership with its sister program the Precision Medicine Program is collaborating with Personalis Inc. on research with specific focus of variants of unknown significance, biomarker discovery, and development of innovative algorithms for alignment, variant calling, annotation, analysis, management and integration of data. For details about services provided by Personalis please visit the company website at: http://www.personalis.com/cancer/.

LSU-Center for Computational & Technology: The Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, is an interdisciplinary research center located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. CCT advances LSU’s Flagship Agenda and promotes economic development for the state by using computational applications to aid research and develop solutions that benefit academia and industry. https://www.cct.lsu.edu/

 

International collaborative partnerships

University of Lusaka (UNILUS): Is a private university located in the City of Lusaka, the capital of the republic of Zambia in Africa. Our collaboration public health genomics and mapping epidemiological disease threats. For more information about UNILUS visit the following website: http://www.unilus.ac.zm/Default.aspx

University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA-SOM): The University of Zambia School of Medicine is Zambia's first Medical School. It is situated at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and The Ridgeway Campus on Nationalist Road within the greater City of Lusaka. The Bioinformatics and Genomics Program within LSUHSC-SOM has launched collaborative partnership with UNZA-SOM in the bioinformatics and genomics. For more information about UZA-SOM visit the following website: http://medicine.unza.zm/index.php.

University of South Africa (UNISA): located in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, UNISA is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa and the longest standing dedicated distance education university in the world. The Bioinformatics and Genomics Program staff serve as external examiners and provide education and training in bioinformatics and genomics. For more information about UNISA please visit the following website: http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.html.

Mangosuthu University of Technology, Durban South Africa. Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is located on the outskirts of Durban and overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean. The Bioinformatics and Genomics Program has developed a collaborative partnership with MUT in bioinformatics and genomics research. We are currently in the process of developing an MOU for student and staff education/ training/cultural exchanges. For more information about MUT visit the following website: http://www.mut.ac.za/.

South African Medical Research Council: The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with the aim to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of South Africa through research, development and technology transfer. The Bioinformatics and Genomics Program has developed collaborative partnership with SAMRC members in bioinformatics and genomics with application to HIV-associated malignancies. More information about SAMRC can be found at: http://www.mrc.ac.za/.