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New Technology Acquisitions – Short, Long & Linked Read Sequencing
and High Throughput Single Cell


In April of this year the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics moved to UNSW’s new $125M Biosciences South Building and in June commissioned $2M of new genomic sequencing technology. This brings outstanding new capabilities in genomics to Australia. 

Short Read Sequencing  – Illumina NovaSeq
In June the Ramaciotti Centre installed and validated an Illumina NovaSeq 6000 system.  The NovaSeq has scalable throughput and flexibility for virtually any sequencing method or genome and brings unprecedented short read sequencing capacity to Australia. The Centre now has the ability to facilitate any size or type of sequencing project using our suite of Illumina instruments. The Centre has Illumina Certified Service Provider (CSPro) status. 

Long Read Sequencing – PacBio Sequel
The Ramaciotti Centre also installed a PacBio Sequel system in June adding additional long read sequencing capacity to our portfolio. The Centre was one of the first sites in Australia to install the PacBio RSII system and since then we have completed many successful SMRT sequencing projects for researchers around Australia and overseas. The placement of the Sequel means that Ramaciotti Centre is the only site in Australia with both the RSII and Sequel systems and thus able to offer researchers the flexibility of PacBio SMRT sequencing on either platform. The Centre has PacBio Certified Service Provider (CSP) status. 

Linked Read & High Throughput Single Cell – 10x Genomics Chromium
The 10X Genomics Chromium system provides long range genomic or cell-by-cell gene expression information, thereby unlocking further utility on our existing short-read sequencers. The system supports single cell 3’ transcript profiling within complex cell populations and provides long-range information on a genome-wide scale, including variant calling, phasing and extensive characterization of genomic structure. 

Please contact us for further information on services provided on the above technology platforms. 

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