Malaysian Node of the Human Variome Project(MyHVP)


The Human Variome Project (HVP) is an international consortium of researchers and healthcare professionals who are working towards a significant reduction in the burden of genetic disease in the world's populations.

The Malaysian Node of the Human Variome Project (MyHVP) is one of the twenty three official HVP country-specific nodes. Since its inception on 9th October 2010, MyHVP has attracted a significant number of Malaysian clinicians, scientists and researchers to participate and contribute their data to this project. MyHVP also acts as the centre of coordination for genotypic and phenotypic variation studies of the Malaysian population. The head of the Malaysian node is Prof Zilfalil Bin Alwi (Universiti Sains Malaysia).

Global Globin 2020 Challenge (GG2020) seeks to apply recent developments in human genomics involving the systematic collection and sharing of variation data to fighting haemoglobinopathies (notably thalassaemias and sickle cell disease) in low- and middle-income countries. GG2020 has focussed on bringing together current knowledge and information concerning various haemoglobinopathies in all parts of the world, with a focus on sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassaemia.