Genomics

Genomics is a broad discipline based on the sequencing of DNA and RNA from cells or whole organisms. It underpins genetic research and clinical genetics including cancer genetics, inherited genetic disorders, epigenetics, microbiology, and personalised medicine.

Monash University

Expertise

The Central Clinical School of Monash University interests and expertise in the genomics of inherited diseases (immunodeficiencies, blood diseases, cardiac diseases, diabetes, and neurological diseases), cancer and the microbiome.  There is expertise in pre-clinical models of disease particularly mouse models. The team has expertise in the following areas:

  • Whole genome bisulfite sequencing
  • ChIP-seq
  • ATAC-seq
  • Clinical NGS – panels and whole exome sequencing (WES)
  • mRNA-seq including variants such as SLAM-seq
  • Single cell Transcriptomics – via 10X Genomics and Parse methodologies
  • Bioinformatics and integration of datasets

Equipment

  • Illumina NextSeq 500
  • Illumina MiniSeq
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • Illumina NovaSeq 6000
  • Diagenode Bioruptor
  • Covaris sonicator
  • Agilent Tapestation
  • Cubit
  • MulitNA
  • Mission Bio Tapestri single cell DNA sequencing

Access and Contact

There are a range of services offered depending on researcher need. For queries related to access, please use the research application enquiries contact below.

General research enquiries

Prof Andrew Perkins
Chair, Genomics User Group, Alfred Research Alliance
Head, Blood Cancer Genomics at Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University
Professor of Haematology, Alfred Health
Director of Molecular Pathology, Alfred Health
[email protected]

Research applications enquiries

Natalia Carvajal
Research Officer
[email protected]

Clinical applications enquiries

Adam Ivey
Scientific Head of Molecular Pathology, Alfred Health
[email protected]

 

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Expertise

Interests at the Baker Institute currently focussed on transcriptomic projects utilizing bulk RNA-seq and single cell RNA-seq technologies and genomics projects using large genomic data sets for genome association studies. Projects are principally focused on cardiovascular biology and disease.

  • Transcriptomics (RNA-seq and scRNA-seq) in pre-clinical models of disease
  • Genome-wide association studies (GWAS)
  • Tissue preparation, library preparation and data analysis

Equipment

  • One 10X Genomic Chromium Controller
  • One Agilent TapeStation 4200
  • One Invitrogen Qubit 4 fluorometer
  • Two Miltenyi gentleMACS Octo Dissociators

Access and Contact

Equipment is available for booking and use by precinct researchers who have completed orientation and training by a staff member who is responsible for the specific equipment in question. For queries related to access, please use the research application enquiries contact below.

General research enquiries

A/Prof Alex Pinto
Head, Cardiac Cellular Systems
Baker Institute
[email protected]

Prof Andrew Murphy
Head, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology
[email protected]