South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC)

The South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) comprises six founding partners – SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF).

The South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) is a new State-wide genomics facility recently established (July 2020) as part of a $7m investment in genomics and bioinformatics including $2m from Bioplatforms Australia. The SAGC provides a state-of-the-art fee-for-service genomics facility with an integrated bioinformatics platform to support users in the complex analysis of these data.

The SAGC comprises six founding partners – SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) and is governed by an Advisory Board that consists of an independent chair and a nominee from each partner institute. The interim Scientific Director is Prof. David Lynn (SAHMRI & Flinders University).

The main SAGC facility is based at SAHMRI on North Terrace, but also includes nodes on the Waite Campus at the existing Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) and at Flinders University.

The facility is equitably open to clients from all partner institutes in SA, as well as national and international academic, clinical and industry clients. The Centre uniquely brings together expertise and resources from biomedical, agricultural (plant & livestock), microbial and environmental genomics. The facility will also maximise access to genomic technologies and bioinformatics through outreach, education and training. The aim is to create new cutting-edge research opportunities by enhanced connection between researchers, genomics user groups and bioinformatics experts.

Contacts

For more information on the SAGC, quotes or support email: sagc@sahmri.com.

Mark Van Der Hoek

Researchers wishing to access SAGC genomic services should do so by contacting mark.vanderhoek@sahmri.com (acting facility manager).

Jimmy Breen

For bioinformatics support contact: jimmy.breen@sahmri.com.