Equipment Available

1. PacBio Sequel IIe

The first and currently only one in Malaysia, our PacBio Sequel IIe system provide all scientists with access to high throughput, cost effective, highly accurate long-read sequencing (HiFi reads). With on-board computational power,  it reduces the time required for  secondary analysis and provide overall reduction in file transfer and data storage needs.
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2. Illumina MiSeq System

A compact, low to medium throughput benchtop sequencer for rapid and cost-effective nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) sequencing.
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3. Oxford Nanopore Technology: MinION

The world's only portable and real-time device for DNA and RNA sequencing, providing long reads using the nanopore technology.
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4. Biomek 4000 Automated Workstation

A compact, low throughput liquid handling system ideal for standardizing small scale daily pipetting routines, while ensuring quality and consistency of sample processing, generating repeatable and reliable results.
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5. BluePippin

Precise automated DNA size selection for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) using pulsed-field electrophoresis, separating and collecting high quality DNA fragment from 100 bp to 50 kb.
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6. Agilent Tapestation 2200

Economical and rapid determination of DNA and RNA integrity, size and quantity through automated system
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7. Life Technologies Qubit® 2.0 Fluorometer: Quantification Assay for DNA and RNA

Rapid and accurate quantification of microvolume of DNA and RNA based on fluorescence.
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8. Covaris M220 Focused-Ultrasonicator™: DNA Shearing

High quality fragmentation of DNA prior to library preparation.
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9. Thermoscientific Nanodrop 2000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Provide quantitative and qualitative measurement for DNA, RNA and proteins.
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10. Agilent Technologies 2100 Bioanalyzer System

Microfluidic-based platform that allows rapid and accurate sizing, quantification and quality control of DNA, RNA, proteins and cells. 
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11.  T100 Thermal Cycler

Instrument that employs precise temperature control and rapid temperature changes to conduct amplification of nucleic acids by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
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12. ALPS™ 50 V Microplate Heat Sealer Thermo Scientific™

To apply consistent, secure, tight seals around individual wells, eliminating sample loss through evaporation and cross contamination between wells. Mostly used for PacBio Sequel IIe application in the lab.
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Multiple high-end workstations (Bioinformatics and Big Data Laboratory)

We have 30 workstations running on Ubuntu OS available to be used by Monash academics and research students for high throughput genomics data analysis. They are located in our Bioinformatics and Big Data Laboratory Room 3-3-19. This room also supports the teaching and research projects of the Major "Genomics and Bioinformatics" under the School of Science Bachelor of Science Degree. External collaborators are also welcome to use these computers for research. Please contact us for more details.

[Obsolete] Life Technologies Ion Torrent Sequencer System (now Thermo Fisher Scientific)

A sequencer that combines semiconductor sequencing technology with natural biochemistry for real-time sequencing detection

Top Left: Template preparation Ion OneTouch™ 2 Instrument
Top Right:  Ion OneTouch™ Enrichment System ES
Bottom: Life Technologies Ion Personal Genome Machine™ Sequencer