The AWRI is a partner in the South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) – a new State-wide genomics facility established in 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 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 will 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.
For more information, visit the South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) website.