The molecular revolution has brought unprecedented capacity to understand genetic variation. Genetic
variation is now better understood and more easily and cheaply characterised than the physical traits that
organisms exhibit. Linking phenotypic variation to genetic variation represents the major challenge in
harnessing the power of the biomolecular age. This proposal seeks to create the first high-throughput
phenomic facility for animals in Australia. This facility will accommodate animals from marine, freshwater and
terrestrial systems across a diverse array of phyla. This facility will allow Australian researchers to leaverage
advances in high throughput genomic technologies to address a major bottleneck in biology.