Welcome to Bioplatforms Australia

We provide access to 'omics technologies in support of all life science researchers working across human health, agriculture, biodiversity and industry. Bioplatforms is enabled by the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). Read More


Reptiles and Amphibians

The Amphibian and Reptile Genome Initiative aims to build a foundation of genomic data to advance our understanding and conservation of Australia’s unique reptiles and amphibians.

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Genomics for Australian Plants

There are currently 225 plant genomes, of an estimated 403,000 genomes available. By unlocking genomic data we can significantly improve conservation management.

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Cardiovascular Framework

A catalyst program whereby cardiovascular researchers are partnering with the Bioplatforms network to develop and analyse ‘omics data in support of national collaborative research grants.

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Oz Mammals Genomics

The Oz Mammals Genomics Framework Data Initiative aims to build genomic resources, collected from species around Australia as well as from historical specimens, to understand and protect Australia’s mammals.

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News & Media

Introducing the Australian Reference Genome Atlas (ARGA)

In an Australian first, our national research infrastructures are creating a new digital atlas to allow researchers to easily discover and work with genomic data.

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Unveiling the secrets of the NSW waratah

We are very excited to announce the completion of the NSW waratah (Telopea speciosissima) genome from our Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) Initiative led by researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney and the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

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Bioplatforms lends infrastructure and expertise to four new ARC centres

Bioplatforms Australia proves to remain highly relevant to the translation of scientific discovery through partnerships on 4 of the 16 successful ARC Industrial Training Centre’s and Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

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Threatened Species Initiative on the cover of Australian Geographic

Big data joins genetics in the fight to rescue Australia’s embattled biodiversity.

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2020 Bioplatforms All Hands Postponed

The Bioplatforms’ All Hands meeting of our node network has been postponed due to COVID-19. We will be in touch with our network when we can confirm a new date for the event.

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Webinar: Plant genomics

In this webinar, we will see a demonstration of a genome assembly, using chloroplast sequencing data and the Galaxy Australia web platform.

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Webinar: Introduction to containers

Webinar: Introduction to containers. Webinar description coming soon…

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Webinar: Genomics for Australian Plants

This webinar will provide an overview of Genomics for Australian Plants including updates on current activities of this nationally-inclusive and collaborative initiative.

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