A new look for a new era in genomic technologies


“Genomic technologies” encompass a number of disciplines. There are many websites that can provide information-from the technical aspects of implementing genomic technologies, methodologies, applications, human disease, animal models of disease, agriculture, data analysis/bioinformatics, and many more.

This page provides a far-from-exhaustive list of useful links including NGS discussion forums, genome technology service providers, and bioinformatics analysis of high throughput genomic data. The links are provided as a starting point only. If you would like to submit your website (or to suggest others) to be considered for inclusion into this collection please contact us on info@agtagenomics.org.au

Service Providers of Genomic Technologies (fee for service)

Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF)
Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd (AGRF), a not-for-profit company, is Australia’s largest provider of genomics services and solutions. AGRF has laboratories in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, each providing a gateway to a national network of state-of-the-art facilities, technology and expertise.
Gandel Charitable Trust Sequencing Centre
The Gandel Charitable Trust Sequencing Centre provides a Sanger Sequencing service utilising Life Technologies 3130xl Genetic Analyzers. The Centre is based at the Monash Institute for Medical Research (MIMR) in Clayton, Victoria but provides services research Institutes throughout Australia providing long read sequence data and comprehensive client support. The Sanger Sequencing service is NATA accredited and complies with ISO 15189:2007.
ACRF Centre for Cancer Genomic Medicine
The Centre is based at the Monash Institute for Medical Research (MIMR) in Melbourne and provides a Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) service utilising the latest Illumina HiSeq 1500 and Ion Torrent systems. Services include whole or targeted genome, whole transcriptome, small RNA sequencing, gene expression profiling, ChIP-Seq or methylation analysis.
ACRF Centre for Cancer Biology
The facility provides researchers access to a number of technologies that include microarrays (through the Adelaide Microarray Centre), Sanger Sequencing, Next-Generation Sequencing, Sequenom MassArrays, Fluidigm BioMark, as well as, other validation methods and sample preparation robotics.
Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics UNSW
The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics core facility is located at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Its mission is to deliver internationally competitive genomic services to the Australian research community. This facility provides equipment and expertise to assist researchers in the use of microarrays, sequencing and high-throughput technology.
Melbourne Translational Genomics Platform
The Melbourne Translational Genomics Platform (MTGP) is based at the University of Melbourne (Department of Pathology) makes genetic and genomic sequencing capabilities more readily accessible to researchers, clinicians and students across the precinct. Expanding the vision of the Centre for Translational Pathology (CTP). Illumina HiSeq2500, MiSeq.
Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics (VCFG)
The Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics (VCFG) at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (PMCC), Melbourne, offers biomedical researchers Australia-wide the ability to perform genome-wide or custom boutique screens using multiple platforms: short hairpin RNA (shRNA), small interfering RNA (siRNA), micro RNA (miRNA) and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA). The VCFG was initially supported by seed funding of $150,000 from AGTA.
Auckland Genomics
Auckland Genomics, based at the University of Auckland, provides access to next-generation library making and sequencing (Illumina MiSeq, NextSeq, Chromium 10x), as well as gene expression technologies using several platforms (Affymetrix GeneChip, NanoString)
Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG)
The KCCG (Gravan Institute, Sydney) was established to further the use of genomic information in patient care. KCCG is the only Centre is Australasia to have the Illumina HiSeqX Ten system; 10x Illumina HiSeq instruments capable (together) of sequencing 18,000 whole human genomes at minimum 30x coverage. Access is open to Australian researchers. To utilise this resource please see specific contact details in the link above.
Australasian Biospecimen Network
The Australasian Biospecimen Network – Oncology (ABN-Oncology) is a national network of biobanks established to collect, process and disseminate biospecimens for cancer research, ranging from basic laboratory projects through to clinical trials. ABN-Oncology also serves to provide a forum to address technical, legal/ethical, and managerial issues relevant to human biospecimen repositories within Australasia.
Centre for Biodiversity Analysis
The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA) is a collaboration between The Australian National University (ANU) and the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to exploit these new and emerging capabilities in the discovery, understanding and conservation of Australia’s unique biodiversity.
PMCC Molecular Genomics Facility
The molecular genomics facility at Peter Mac operates three major platforms; Illumina HiSeq 2500 (next-generation sequencer), Nanostring nCounter Analysis System (digital analyser) and Affymetrix GeneChip System (microarray). Use of the facility is available to external users by fee-for-service agreement, subject to availability.
ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility
CRF Biomolecular Resource Facility is the core facility at the Australian National University providing researchers with access to state of the art techniques for molecular and genetic based studies. We provide service and project consultancy for our clients on a number of Next-Generation Sequencing platforms, Sanger sequencing and Realtime PCR.

Genomics Utilities

Genome Web Browser (UCSC)
The UCSC Genome Browser website contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes. It also provides portals to the ENCODE and Neandertal projects.

Regulatory Bodies

Office of Gene Technology Regulators (OGTR)
National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Australia

Professional Associations and Organisations

Australian Bioinformatics Network (ABN)
Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR)
Royal College Pathologists Australia (RCPA)
Human Genetics Society Australasia
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI)

Bioinformatics & Data analysis

WEHI Bioinformatics
Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB)
Genome Discovery Unit (GDU)


Genome Web
GenomeWeb LLC is an independent, privately held online publisher based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research and molecular diagnostics.
SeqAnwers is a traditional web forum for Next Generation (and Sanger) DNA sequencing queries and discussions, where each post follows the other by creation date. You may search SeqAnswers to find valuable information from fellow users and providers of sequencing technologies and is focussed on technical aspects and troubleshooting of the technology, as well as some primary bioinformatical analysis challenges.

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