Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities - Grant ID: LE150100031 [ 2015 - 2015 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Marc Wilkins; Prof Ricardo Cavicchioli; A/Prof Kevin Morris; A/Prof Torsten Thomas; Prof Ian Charles; Prof Steven Djordjevic; A/Prof Aaron Darling; Dr Nicola Petty; Prof Ian Paulsen; Prof Michael Gillings; Prof Edward Holmes; Prof David James; Prof Claire Wade; A/Prof Marcel Dinger

Brief description The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics is a consortium of NSW-based universities and research institutes. It is the technical focus for genomics and transcriptomics expertise in NSW. In 2013 it analysed 2,974 samples by next-generation sequencing, 2,535 samples by microarray and analysed 54,936 samples by capillary sequencing. This LIEF proposal requests a PacBio long-read sequencer. Unlike other next-generation sequencers, that have read lengths of 100 to 700 bases, it generates an average read length of 8,000 bases and maximum of 20,000 bases. If funded, this will be the first PacBio for a service facility in Australia. It will be used by the CIs, and the user base of the Centre, for research in genomics, metagenomics and transcriptomics.

Funding Amount $630,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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