The Advanced Studies in Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics (ASGPB) was established at the UH College of Natural Sciences in 2003. Two years later, our genomics core facility began operating to meet the increasing demand by UH life science faculty for high-throughput DNA sequencing and high-performance bioinformatic analysis services at a relatively low cost and fast turnaround. We primarily serve the UH System, but we have attracted clients from around the state, U.S. mainland, and abroad.
Research is also an important component of ASGPB. We have been involved in many collaborative genome projects, ranging from small microbes to large plants and animals. ASGPB led an international consortium to decipher the genetic code of the disease-resistant SunUp papaya. We have made other contributions to the genomics of bacterial and fungal pathogens, extremophiles, fruit fly, and plants such as the rubber tree and jute.
We provide training for undergraduate and graduate students, technicians, and scientists. In addition, our researchers assist with teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in microbial genomics.
Published in Nature – The draft genome of the transgenic tropical fruit tree papaya (Carica papaya Linnaeus)
Published in Science – Synteny and collinearity in plant genomes