Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd

Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd (AGRF), a not-for-profit organisation, 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. From microbes to plants, animals, and humans, AGRF provides a full range of services across the entire biological spectrum.

AGRF facilitates are available to academic, clinical and industrial clients. AGRF promote genomic innovation and development in bioscience across, environmental, biomedical and agricultural sectors. Specific services and platforms are constantly evolving and currently include:

Transcriptomic Services:

  • RNA library preparation and sequencing
  • Single cell RNA sequencing
  • Bioinformatics for gene expression analysis, including single cell analysis, and small RNA analysis

Genomic Services:

  • Whole genome sequencing
  • Illumina array genotyping
  • Targeted & amplicon sequencing
  • Bisulphite conversion and sequencing
  • Sanger sequencing
  • Custom and array SNP genotyping
  • Copy number variation

Genetic identification:

  • Cell Line Identification
  • Cultivar Identification
  • Human sample assurance (ExomeID)
  • Cell Line Identification
  • Human Sample matching
  • Microbial identification (via 16S sequencing)
  • Mouse and Rat verification
  • Pharmacogenomic profiling

Nucleic Acid Extraction:

  • A wide range of starting materials, QC options and archive preparation for DNA recovery
    • Stand-alone or in conjunction with downstream services
    • RNA recovery from PaxGene tubes

Technology Platforms:

  • Short read sequencing: Illumina NovaSeq6000, HiSeq2500, NextSeq500, MiSeq, MiniSeq
  • Long read sequencing: Pacific Biosciences “Sequel”, Oxford Nanopore “PromethION” and “MinION”
  • Array genotyping: Illumina iScan, Agena MassArray, Qiagen PyroSeq, 10X Genomics Chromium GemCode