Centre for Population Genomics

Who we are & what we do


The Centre for Population Genomics is a young not-for-profit research organisation working to build a more equitable future for genomic medicine.

We are a remote-first, geographically distributed hub for innovation in genomics, data science, and clinical translation, with over 40 team members located across Australia and New Zealand.

  • Unlike typical academic groups, most of our team members are professional staff - including software engineers, data scientists, project managers, and community engagement experts - many with backgrounds in industry.
  • We have built career paths to ensure that team members can develop long-term professional careers without focusing on traditional academic metrics such as publications.
  • The focus of all of our programs is on real-world impact: ensuring that genomics can be used to help patients, families, and communities.
About our staffAbout our leaders
reAD OUR 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

We operate entirely on the cloud, allowing us to analyse larger genomic datasets than any other Australian research team. 

reAD OUR 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

Our scientific and clinical programs are focused on three core areas:

Genetic diversity

increasing inclusion of under-represented communities in genomic research

Gene function

using naturally occurring genetic variation to explore the function of human genes

Rare disease

leveraging novel genomic and analysis methods at scale to improve diagnosis
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