The QIMR Berghofer Sequencing Facility employs both Next Generation and Sanger sequencing to deliver reproducible high quality genomics data. The facility caters to the needs of researchers and postgraduate students from QIMR Berghofer, as well as other national and international institutions.

Sequencing is used in molecular biology to study genomes and the proteins they encode. Information obtained using sequencing allows researchers to identify changes in genes, gene associations with diseases and phenotypes. This data has the potential to help identify potential drug targets and vaccine candidates.


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  • RNAseq using mRNA capture and rRNA depletion for library preparation
  • Chromium 10X single cell barcoding for Gene expression and Antibody capture NGS
  • Human Exome capture including TSO500 clinical exome panels and Human Exome panels
  • Verification of PCR amplicons and plasmids using capillary sequencing
  • Short Tandem Repeats and Micro-satellite detection

The facility houses a comprehensive range of instrument platforms that can be utilised to facilitate all Next generation and Capillary sequencing requirements.

  • Illumina Nextseq 550
  • Applied Biosystems 3130xl Genetic Analyser
  • Nanostring
  • Synergy H4
  • Qubit 4.0 Flurometer
  • Agilent Tapestation
  • Agilent Bioanalyser
  • Beckman Biomek 4000’s
  • Perkin Elmer Janus G3
  • Synergy 2
  • Synergy HT
  • Nadine Schulz
  • Lisa Bowdler
  • Tu Parsons
  • Paul Collins