The Sequencing Centre was established in 1999 from funding provided by the Wellcome Trust after a successful granting submission from the Monash Institute of Medical Research and Prince Henry’s Institute. In 2005 the Gandel Charitable Trust generously provided funds enabling purchase of the current Applied Biosystems 16 Capillary 3130xl Genetic Analyzer used within the facility. Operating as not-for-profit, sequencing services include sequencing and electrophoresis, purification and electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis. Complementary genomic services also include fragment analysis, gene expression dHPLC, and DNA, RNA & protein analysis.
The Gandel Charitable Trust Sequencing Centre is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) in conjunction with The Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA), in the field of Medical Testing for DNA Sequencing Analysis and complies with AS4633:2004 (ISO15189:2003).
The Centre maintains an excellent reputation for providing high-quality, long read sequence data. Comprehensive trouble-shooting and technical advice is available to all researchers and we encourage clients to call or email with any enquiries.
NATA Accreditation number 14800.
The Gandel Charitable Trust Sequencing Centre at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) is committed to providing clients with a quality, dynamic, consultative DNA sequencing service.
Monash Health Translation Precinct representatives:
Prof Peter Fuller (Co-convener), PHI
Prof Evan Simpson, PHI
Prof Paul Hertzog (Co-convener), MIMR
Dr Elizabeth Williams, MIMR
Prof Don Bowden, Southern Health
Ms Vivien Vasic (Sequencing Manager), MHTP
Mr Rod Wealands (Business Manager), MIMR