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The Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics Research group is an interdisciplinary research group established in 2018 in RIMHS, University of Sharjah. The key focus of the group is to understand the molecular mechanisms and to identify early diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of chronic complex human diseases including but not limited to, cancer, endocrine and inflammatory diseases using multi- platform OMICs technologies (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics and metagenomics). In order to achieve this goal, the research group aims to develop novel bioinformatics algorithms and/or tools and efficient research workflow for bioinformatic integration and analysis of datasets from multi-OMICs platforms. The ultimate goal of our work is to provide innovative solutions for environmental, health and food issues. Partly, the group extends the focus on environmental sustainability issues, a current scientific policy of the region, where the complexity of the UAE native plants and cellular response to harsh environmental stresses has been addressed using novel genomic technology.

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