Institutional Projects

Qatar Genome Programme

The Qatar Genome Programme (QGP) is an ambitious population-based project aiming to position Qatar among the pioneering countries in the implementation of precision medicine.

QGP uses a collection of samples and data from Qatar Biobank (QBB) participants to identify genotype-phenotype associations relevant to the Qatari population. QGP and QBB provide the basis for the development of personalized healthcare in Qatar.
Sidra Medicine supports QGP in various aspects including sequence production, data analysis and storage, and research activities.

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National Biomedical Informatics Center

Biomedical Informatics Department within Sidra Medicine Research has acquired a sophisticated, High-Performance Computing (HPC) system specifically for Genomic and Biomedical Research applications. The Department has also developed unique expertise in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics in order to analyze big data arising from genomics and other omics projects. This has facilitated not only clinically relevant research in Sidra, but also nationally important large-scale programs such as the Qatar Genome Program. Recognizing the pivotal role that Sidra Medicine Biomedical Informatics plays in Qatar, it has been established as a “National Resource”.