Building capability in pathology laboratories for genomic sequencing, analysing genomic data, and developing meaningful results reports are an essential part of genomics in clinical practice.

Genomic testing innovation

Ensure Queensland clinicians and patients have access to high quality genomic testing that is timely, cost-effective and standardised.


The Genomic Testing Innovation project team developed quality management systems for genomic testing in Queensland.

Pathology processes that were covered include:

  • sample collection
  • processing
  • analysis
  • tracking
  • reporting.

Project Collaborators

  • Professor Sunil Lakhani, Pathology Queensland & The University of Queensland (Lead)
  • Professor Matthew Brown, Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Lyn Griffths, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr James Harraway, MP
  • Dr Valentine Hyland, Pathology Queensland
  • Associate Professor Julie McGaughran, Genetic Health Queensland
  • Dr Ken McGrath, Australian Genome Research Facility
  • Professor Kenneth O’Byrne, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • John Pearson, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Professor Greg Rice, The University of Queensland


  • Dr John Rowell, Pathology Queensland
  • Dr Sanmarie Schlebusch, MP
  • Dr Louise Seymour, Pathology Queensland
  • Dr Kirby Siemering, Australian Genome Research Facility
  • Dr Peter Simpson, Pathology Queensland
  • Professor Matt Trau, Pathology Queensland
  • Dr Nic Waddell, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Dr Janet Warner, MP
  • Dr Larisa Haupt, Queensland University of Technology
  • Ms Leanne Baxter, Pathology Queensland
Pathology Queensland Centre for Integrated Genomics

Building Pathology Queensland’s genomics capability to provide a comprehensive statewide genomics service.

The Pathology Queensland Centre for Integrated Genomics (PQCIG) will provide a comprehensive genomics service to hospital and health services across Queensland.

As an already established statewide public pathology service, Pathology Queensland is well placed to integrate high quality genomic sequencing services into routine pathology service.

Queensland Genomics’ investment in Pathology Queensland to establish the PQCIG will enhance existing resources in genomic testing and reporting, paving the way for Pathology Queensland to become the provider of choice for clinicians requiring genomic testing and advice and a leader nationally in providing a statewide public genomic sequencing service.

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