QFAB celebrates its 10th anniversary

QFAB is celebrating its 10th birthday and a decade of providing leading bioinformatics services to life science and health researchers.

Established in 2007 in Brisbane, QFAB has matured into a team of 10, comprising bioinformaticians, biostatisticians and software developers. This diversity underpins QFAB’s capacity to apply new skills and approaches to a project, to implement the most effective solutions and unlock the full value of data.

Over the last 10 years, QFAB has become a leading provider of bioinformatics services to life science and health researchers within universities, government agencies and industry. QFAB services range from experimental design, data capture and mining, through to genomics, proteomics and metabolomics analyses, and data visualisation. QFAB is also experts in cross-domain integration of multiple data types, including linkage to clinical data.

In April 2016, QFAB merged with QCIF to make QFAB’s services more widely available and to provide a more connected set of services, including the benefits of the cloud platforms such as the Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL).

QFAB Director Dr Dominique Gorse said although much has changed in the past 10 years, in both the field of bioinformatics and within QFAB's member universities, he is proud that the QFAB team's motto of “making our users happy” has remained the same. "All along those years, our consistent focus has been to work closely with researchers to understand their needs and provide relevant solutions. QFAB has been striving in a challenging research environment by being supportive and trustworthy. The merger with QCIF is taking us into the next decade with strong regional and national engagement," he said.