Holiday dates
The Ramaciotti Centre staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year and wish you a safe and happy holiday. This update has some important dates to consider when planning sample submission at this time of year. 
The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics has had two exceptional years. You can read more about our activities in our 2018 - 2019 biennial report.

The Ramaciotti Centre organises, hosts and promotes events that have a focus on genomic technologies and their application.

Expressions of interest are being sought for the Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) initiative.

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact globally and locally, and will continue to do so for some time.

Our Deputy Director Dr Helen Speirs was invited by the UNSW Newsroom to provide a short introduction on how sequencing machines read genomes.
UNSW Sydney scientists are part of a collaboration to pioneer detailed research into genetic factors that contribute to good health or disease in the elderly.
The Centre was accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) - Australia's national laboratory accreditation authority on the 29th April 2019.

UNSW has announced the investment of $200M in new and emerging areas of research which build on and link its existing strengths.

A group of scientists from UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney, Deakin University, Portugal and Brazil have unlocked the DNA of the cane toad, a poisonous amphibian that is a threat to many native Australian species. The findings were published in academic journal GigaScience.
Centre staff were among a team of Australian and international scientists who sequenced and assembled the full genome of the koala.
In a landmark study that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anaemia, UNSW Sydney-led scientists have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells.

Genomics is one of the fastest moving areas of science in the world – and one that enables remarkable advances in the quality of human life.