Omics is a rapidly evolving, multi-disciplinary, and emerging field that encompasses genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Each of these fields offers the possibility to understand and view biology from a global perspective in a way that was previously unthinkable.
The LunarOMIX mission will focus on biological payloads destined to the lunar surface and monitored by remote sensing for their adaptation, behavior, and genetic changes. A rapidly evolving, multi-disciplinary, and emerging research that encompasses genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.
GeneLab is an open-access, collaborative analysis platform for space bioscience research. GeneLab aims to maximize the research resulting from experiments aboard the International Space Station by collecting and providing access to data from genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomics studies aboard ISS.
Aims & Objectives
Laboratory payload on lunar surface
ISS Science for Everyone
In collaboration with the science community, GeneLab helped launch the International Standards for Space Omics Processing (ISSOP) consortium. The ISSOP is a global consortium of scientists from around the world to develop, share, and encourage sample processing standardization and metadata normalization of spaceflight omics experiments.
The effects of spaceflight, microgravity and solar radiation are pervasive and wide ranging. We utilize the ISS and take advantage of the unique space environment to make advances in a wide range of disciplines in not only life sciences, but also physical sciences, technology development, remote sensing, and education.