ACRF Cancer Genomics Facility

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Cancer Genomics Facility was opened in October 2012 by the Hon John Hill, MP, SA Minister of Health. This was the result of a number of generous grants, initiating with $3.5 million from the ACRF, and other grants from the State Government of South Australia, Therapeutics innovation Australia (TIA) SuperScience Fund (federal government), MedVet Laboratories, the Cancer Council of South Australia, the Co-operative Research Centre for Biomarker Translation and through a partnership of SA Pathology and the University of Adelaide. 

Funding has been used to refit new lab space and bring a number of key technologies to the Centre for Cancer Biology and the South Australian research community including NGS from Illumina, Ion Torrent and Roche; microarrays from Affymetrix and Illumina; as well as, Fluidigm equipment for the study of single cells.  We have substantive automation equipment, and have been first in Australia for several of these technologies, such as automation of epigenomics. 

Importantly, in collaboration with eResearch SA, SAs high performance computing node, we have started to build our in-house capability to analyse and interpret the vast amounts of data generated by these new technologies. This includes not only “super”-computer infrastructure, but also bioinformaticians, people skilled in analysing and interpreting this data. 

Contact:  Joel Geoghegan


Phone:  +61 (0)8 8222 3966