As part of the Australian Genomics community we work with a wide variety of organisations throughout Australia. This includes partnerships with our funding bodies, host institutes and the greater research community. These partnerships and connections allow us to uphold our mission to be a key enabler of genomic research in Australia.
Our funding sources
We are supported by Commonwealth Government infrastructure funding schemes administered through Bioplatforms Australia. These schemes include the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS), the Educational investment Fund (EIF) Super Science Initiative, the Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS) and NCRIS 2.
Our future funding will come from initiatives established by the National Research Infrastructure Council. Details of this are outlined in the Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure.
Our host institutions
The University of Queensland (UQ) hosts our Brisbane node. UQ is an international leader in research and teaching in a comprehensive range of disciplines including the biosciences. Their bioscience research encompasses a broad set of fields from human disease to agriculture.
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) hosts our Melbourne node. Established in 1915, WEHI is the oldest medical research institute in Australia with internationally regarded research programs aimed at understanding, preventing and treating diseases including cancer, immune disorders and infectious diseases.
UQ and WEHI are the founding Members of AGRF Ltd with representatives from each serving as part of our Board.
The University of Adelaide Waite Campus hosts our Adelaide node with a focus on agricultural genomics. The Waite Campus houses a collection of Australia’s leading research organisations in agriculture, food and wine.
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research hosts our Perth node. The Harry Perkins Institute is Western Australia’s premier adult medical research institute with a focus on cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.
The Westmead Millennium Institute hosts our Sydney node. The Westmead Millennium institute is one of the largest medical research institutes in Australia conducting research into a range of diseases important to the health of the community including cancer, infection and immune diseases and heart and respiratory disorders.