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