Cutting-edge genome research services via our state-of-the-art infrastructure and world class specialists

Genomics is critical to every field of life science research and we provide cutting-edge genome research services via our specialists with expertise in high throughput genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics and bioinformatics.

Our genomics network includes a suite of state-of-the-art instrumentation covering short read and long read next generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, microarray technology, and single cell capability.

The Bioplatforms genomics network is nationally distributed, ensuring researchers have access to both local engagement and national scale.

Our Genomics Facilities

  • Australian Genome Research Facility

    Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF), a not-for-profit organisation, committed to quality and innovation.

    Through their national network, AGRF provides access to innovative and leading technologies, enabling genomics in the biomedical, agricultural and environmental domains. From single gene analysis to whole genome sequencing, AGRF provides a full range of genomic capabilities and services with complementary bioinformatics across the entire biological spectrum, to academia, healthcare and commercial industries.

  • The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, the University of New South Wales, NSW

    The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics is a focus for the development and application of genomics and transcriptomics in Australia.

    It is comprehensively equipped with the latest next-generation sequencing technology, single-cell genomics platforms and high throughput microarray systems and is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.

  • Biomolecular Resource facility, Australian National University, ACT

    The ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility (BRF) is a core lab providing researchers with access to state of the art techniques for molecular, genetic and protein-based studies. Their team can implement and run new cutting-edge technologies in these fields and provide consultancy on projects using BRF services and equipment.

    Our services are available to researchers at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and ANU, as well as the broader regional scientific community and clients from across Australia’s education, research and medical services community.

  • Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NSW

    Our investment at the Garven-Weizmann Centre achieves two distinct and important objectives. The first, is to establish a national partnership between the major key single cell technology sites in Australia, thereby building the capacity to support and translate single cell technology oriented research. The second, is to evaluate the variation between sites and platforms and use this to develop an approach to standardise between labs. The initiative includes participants from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Harry Perkins Medical Research Institute and the Garvan.

    The resulting data from the program will be contributed to the Human Cell Atlas, and through doing so, will help establish the Australian research community in this large global initiative. The Human Cell Atlas is expected to be the largest scientific collaborative project ever conducted by humankind (in terms of funding and numbers of contributing scientists), and both for early access to data, and intellectual engagement, it is imperative that Australian scientists are closely involved.

  • Genomics Western Australia

    Genomics WA aims to build critical mass in genomics expertise in Western Australia by providing competitive genomics services with experts based in Perth. The facility provides consultation, expert advice and streamlined library preparation, next generation sequencing and data analysis services.

    Genomics WA is funded by a co-investment of $7.2 million over four years from Bioplatforms Australia (NCRIS), WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI), UWA, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Telethon Kids Institute as part of the NCRIS (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy) capability.

    The facility is led by Dr Alka Saxena located at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth, WA.

  • South Australian Genomics Centre

    The South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) is a new State-wide genomics facility recently established as part of a $7m investment in genomics and bioinformatics including $2m from Bioplatforms Australia (NCRIS). The SAGC provides a state-of-the-art fee-for-service genomics facility with an integrated bioinformatics platform to support users in the complex analysis of these data.

    The SAGC comprises six founding partners – SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) and is governed by an Advisory Board that consists of an independent chair and a nominee from each partner institute. The interim Scientific Director is Prof. David Lynn (SAHMRI & Flinders University).

    The facility is equitably open to clients from all partner institutes in SA, as well as national and international academic, clinical and industry clients. The Centre uniquely brings together expertise and resources from biomedical, agricultural (plant & livestock), microbial and environmental genomics. The facility will also maximise access to genomic technologies and bioinformatics through outreach, education and training. The aim is to create new cutting-edge research opportunities by enhanced connection between researchers, genomics user groups and bioinformatics experts.

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