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Equipment

Equipment

Our extensive range of laboratory 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.

High Performance Computing and data storage

We employ two entirely separate High Performance Computing environments for research and diagnostic purposes.

  • Research

This system is used for analysis of research data, as well as for R&D for both our research and diagnostic operations. Hosting, networking and security is provided by the University of Adelaide

    • 6 Intel and AMD nodes with 236 cores and a total of 2432GB RAM, 140 TB storage
    • NECTAR cloud computing
    • NCI cloud computing
  • Diagnostics

This system is used for processing of SA Pathology diagnostic samples and running NATA-approved computational genomics workflows. Hosting, networking and security is provided by SA Pathology:

      • Dell PowerEdge R740 server
      • 40 cores / 80 threads CPU
      • 384 GB memory
      • 13 TB scratch
      • 96 TB storage array

 Lab equipment

Type

Manufacturer

Model

Technical Specifications

NGS

Illumina

2 NextSeq 500

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

NGS

Illumina

NextSeq 550

Larger benchtop sequencer and microarray scanner, 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

Oxford Nanopore

MinION Mk1C

Single Molecule Real Time Nanopore sequencing system capable of generating reads up to 2Mb in length

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 BeadChips, include Genotyping, Linkage Analysis, Cytogenetic Analysis, Methylation and Gene Expression

Microarrays

Affymetrix

GeneChip Scanner & Fluidics Stations

For processing SNP genotyping, cytogenetic and expression arrays

Single Cell

10X Genomics

Chromium

Makes RNA and multi-ome libraries from thousands of single cells.

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

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

Agilent

FemtoPulse

Pulsed-field capillary electrophoresis system for genomic DNA analysis (up to 165kb), sensitive RNA analysis.

Sample QC

Invitrogen

Qubit Flex 

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

Library Prep

Fluidigm

Access Array

High throughput PCR for generating amplicons to sequence via NGS

Library Prep

Covaris

ME220

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

Opentrons

OT-2

Liquid handler for sample formatting and bead clean-ups