A single molecule real-time DNA sequencing facility

  • Doerig, Christian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Andrianopoulos, Alex (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Balasubramanian, Sureshkumar (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gasser, Robin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Holt, Kathryn Elizabeth (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rood, Julian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Seemann, Torsten (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Stinear, Timothy Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sunnucks, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Turner, Stephen John (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

A specialised high throughput DNA sequencing technology called Single Molecule Real-Time (SMRT)
sequencing developed by Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) is revolutionizing biological research. SMRT
sequencing allows researchers to discover important information in DNA and RNA molecules that are
missed by other modern DNA sequencing approaches. Located at the University of Melbourne and cosponsored
by Monash University, we propose to establish a PacBio SMRT sequencing facility and use it to
accelerate ten specific research programs across a breadth of biological disciplines at the two institutions.
This facility will also be a key infrastructure resource for the wider scientific community, helping to address
fundamental questions in biology.
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/15


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)