18th March, 2014
Scientist from the Australian Antarctic Division in collaboration with AGRF and a US group have developed the first DNA-based test estimating the age of humpback whales. The new test relies on changes in the DNA methylation of genes involved in the ageing process. [read more]
11th February, 2014
The AGRF are excited to be a part of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance. Combining the strengths of seven Parkville Precinct organisations, all working towards the one goal of integrating genomic information into everyday healthcare. [read more]
5th January, 2014
AGRF provided PicoGreen quantification and Sequencing analysis for the publication - “Interactions between ethylene and auxin are crucial to the control of grape (Vitis vinifera L.) berry ripening" from BMC Plant Biology Journal 2013 13:222
2nd December, 2013
The Anthill Coolest company awards recently held in Melbourne, awarded DNA Security Solutions with a trophy for the Micro business category. AGRF congratulates our Innovation Voucher Partner on this “Cool” award! [read more]
31st October, 2013
Congratulations to our valued collaborator, Terry Speed on winning the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. We are sure this will ignite interest in genetics and maths in the next generation of budding young scientists! [read more]
14th October, 2013
Recently we celebrated two of our long-standing customers reaching the 1,000 milestone of batch submissions. Jenny Leary's Familial Cancer Services Laboratory, Westmead Hospital and Bruce Bennetts' Department of Molecular Genetics, Children's Hospital Westmead were presented with a DNA trophy in recognition of this achievement.
9th September, 2013
Paul Gooding of AGRF Adelaide is one of our resident Ion Torrent experts. Paul has delivered several runs that have made the Top 20 league as monitored by Life Tech - who also recently awarded Paul for producing the best short video of tips and tricks for getting the best performance.
28th July, 2013 Comprising of over 550 SNPs with an average distance of 3-5cM, the Mouse Linkage Marker Set (MLMS) is a panel that allows you to perform linkage mapping studies. The panel is run using our NATA accredited Sequenom SNP genotyping service.
4th June, 2013
Sonika Tyagi from AGRF’s bioinformatics team is a co-author on the article - “Next-generation sequencing: a challenge to meet the increasing demand for training workshops in Australia”. The article addresses the urgent need for upskilling biologists for handling and analysing their next-generation sequencing.
23rd February, 2013
Evan Dodds, Matthew Tinning and Dr Matthew Stevens at AGRF are acknowledged for excellent technical guidance and the prompt supply of quality data from AGRF's Next-generation sequencing service.
3rd January, 2013
AGRF’s national Unpurified PCR product (PD+) sanger sequencing service is now available for submissions of 1-46x samples in tubes.
18th October, 2012
AGRF's Pyrosequencing service was used to confirm mutation sequences in a study of congenital cerebellar ataxia identified in patients of Roma ethnicity.
David Chandler from AGRF's Perth node contributed to the research and is a co-author on the paper.
4th August, 2012
AGRF's National Operations Manager is an author on the publication titled “Bread Matters: a national initiative to profile the genetic diversity of Australian wheat" from the Plant Biotechnology Journal.
22nd March, 2012
The Ion Torrent will complement AGRF's other Next-Generation sequencing platforms. Using simple sequencing chemistry which differs to other systems, the novel approach allows for much faster run times, at reduced costs.
2nd February, 2012
A number of factors make it difficult or impossible for even large institutions to provide ongoing access to their researchers to state of the art genomics infrastructure. A national service provider can provide the solutions...
12th December, 2011
The genome of the staghorn coral Acropora millepora has been sequenced. This coral is a major component of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide.
15th November, 2011
To help us continually improve our services, we would like to hear what you have to say.
Every enquiry, suggestion, complaint and compliment helps us deliver a better genomics service to you. A few minutes of your time to complete our feedback survey, would really be appreciated.
8th November, 2011
AGRF led the Australian component of the international research collaboration to sequence the tammar wallaby genome. Results have now been published in a series of articles in Genome Biology 2011.
11th October, 2011
AGRF have two additional HiSeqs*. These additional instruments will allow AGRF to process the growing number of next-generation sequencing projects and will provide greater flexibility as well as improved turn-around times. * Funded by EIF through BPA