Qatar Biobank, a center within Qatar Foundation, was created in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation and the Ministry of Public Health to enable local scientists to conduct medical research on prevalent health issues in Qatar.
Through its collection of samples and information on health and lifestyle from large numbers of members of the population of Qatar, Qatar Biobank will make vital health research possible for researchers in Qatar, the region and the world.
Qatar Biobank is a globally unique resource that will raise Qatar’s profile in biomedical research regionally and globally.
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. The project is generating large databases combining whole genome sequencing and other omics data with the comprehensive phenotypic data collected at Qatar Biobank.