Equipment

Equipment

Our extensive range of lab equipment and computing and data storage is available for use by the wider research community. If you have any questions about our technology or equipment please give us a call on +618 8222 3966.

Computer and data storage equipment

  • System 1: For research data analysis
  • System 2: For research new algorithm testing and development
  • System 3: For diagnostic use
    • Dell PowerEdge R830 Server
    • 8 x 14-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4628L
    • 1024GB Memory
    • 12 x 1.2TB 10K RPM SAS 2.5 " Hot Plug Hard Drive
    • Dell C6145rack mount server
    • 4 x 16-Core AMD Opteron 63762.3GHz
    • 256GB Memory
    • 9 x 900GB 10K RPM SAS 2.5 " Hot Plug Hard Drive
    • Dell C6145rack mount server
    • 4 x 16-Core AMD Opteron 63762.3GHz
    • 256GB Memory
    • 9x 900GB 10K RPM SAS 2.5 " Hot Plug Hard Drive

Through our collaboration with eResearch SA we have access to super computer Tizard, ANDS and RDSI storage, as well as the NECTAR cloud computing resource.

Specs for Tizard

48 SGI compute nodes connected by a high-speed QDR Infiniband network

Each node has 48 cores (4 AMD 6238 12-core 2.6Ghz CPUs) and 128GB memory (2.7GB per core)

A total of 2304 cores with a peak performance of 24 TFLOPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab equipment

Type

Manufacturer

Model

Technical Specifications

NGS

Illumina

HiSeq 2500

High output next generation sequencer, can generate up to 600Gb of sequence per run with 2 x 100 bp reads

NGS

Illumina

2 NextSeq 500

Larger benchtop sequencer, can sequence up to 120 Gb per run with 2x150bp reads in ~3 days

NGS

Illumina

MiSeq

Fully integrated benchtop sequencer, can sequence up to 15Gb per run with 2 x 300bp reads

NGS

Pacific Biosciences

Sequel

Single Molecule Real Time sequencing system capable of generating reads up to 20Kb in length

Microarrays

Illumina

HiScan

Scanner for Illumina’s high-multiplex BeadChips, Illumina’s BeadArray offerings include Genotyping, Linkage Analysis, Cytogenetic Analysis, Methylation and Gene Expression

Microarrays

Affymetrix

GeneChip Scanner & Fluidics Stations

For processing SNP genotyping, cytogenetic and expression arrays

Sanger Sequencing

Applied Biosystems

3730 & 3730XL

48 and 96 capillary electrophoresis systems for fragment analysis

MALDI-TOF

Agena (Sequenom)

MassArray & Nanodispenser

Highly sensitive SNP detection, can process 384 samples on a single chip

qPCR

Fluidigm

BioMarkHD

High-throughput qPCR for gene expression and genotyping, 2304 or 9216 reactions per chip

qPCR

Applied Biosystems

ViAA 7

384 well qPCR system

ddPCR

RainDance

RainDrop

Digital droplet PCR system capable of generating up to 10 million droplets per well. 

Sample QC

Agilent

Bioanalyzer

Digital electrophoresis system for RNA, DNA and NGS library quality control

Sample QC

Perkin Elmer

LabChipHT

High-throughput digital electrophoresis system for RNA, DNA and NGS library quality control

Sample QC

Invitrogen

Qubit

Picogreen based assays for determining concentration of dsDNA, ssDNA and RNA

Sample QC

Trinean

DropSense

High-throughput UV/Vis Spec for determining concentration of nucleic acid

Library Prep

Fluidigm

Access Array

High throughput PCR for generating amplicons to sequence via NGS

Library Prep

Covaris

S2 Ultrasonicator

DNA and chromatin shearing

Library Prep

Sage

Pippin Prep

Automated gel-based size selection from 100bp – 1.5Kb

Library Prep

Sage

Blue Pippin Prep

Automated gel-based size selection with Pulse-field from 100bp – 50Kb

Library Prep

Perkin Elmer

Sciclone NGS Workstation

High-throughput liquid handler for automation of library preps, bead clean-ups and sequence capture

Library Prep

Hamilton

STARlet

Liquid handler for automation of library preps and bead clean-ups

Single Cell

Fluidigm

C1

Automated single cell isolation and preparation system for genomic analysis

Microscopy

Zeiss

LSM 710 two-photon microscope

High-end confocal microscopy