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ABACBS (pron.ˈabəkəs) runs the Australian Bioinformatics Network

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Melbourne Health

Melbourne Health is a Metropolitan Public Health Service, incorporated in the State of Victoria, Australia under the Health Services (Governance) Act 2000.

The service has a focus on clinical research and is internationally recognised for its work in oncology, neurosciences, infectious diseases, diabetes, colorectal cancer and mental health, rehabilitation and aged care. Quality Clinical trials that meet regulatory requirements are a particular strength.
Melbourne Health has led the BioGrid Australia project since its inception.





Micromon is the commercial services unit of Monash University's Department of Microbiology.
The unit specialises in premium, high quality DNA technologies where long-read DNA Sequencing and Next-Generation Sequencing are the core facilities of the unit. Micromon also offers Covaris closed-tube focussed acoustic shearing of DNA, cells and tissues.  
Its Recombinant DNA Techniques Course is the longest running most successful Professional, Biotechnology course of its type in Australia.
Linked Bioinformatics support is available on site for the next generation sequencing facility.



Murdoch University - Centre for Comparative Genomics

The Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG) is a Western Australian State Government Centre of Excellence. The Centre draws together biomedical and agricultural research and development, bioinformatics activities, expertise in comparative genomics, software development and high performance computing in such a way as to promote shared understanding within and across fields of study. The CCG houses the Australian Bioinformatics Facility (ABF) funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastracture Strategy to lead the national bioinformatics research infrastructure for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics platforms. The Centre also houses the iVEC@Murdoch supercomputing facility ($6 million) which consists of a supercomputer ranked number 87 in the world (June, 2011). 

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Nanochemistry Research Institute

The research of Curtin University's Nanochemistry Research Institute bridges the physical sciences of nanotechnology and the life sciences of biotechnology.

Specifically biotechnology related activities being carried out with collaborating institutions include controlled delivery of conventional drugs, growth factors and anti-sense genes, insulin mimetics, computer simulation of intermolecular forces in DNA, novel approaches to iron overload diseases, lactose separation and utilisation, guided tissue engineering, biomimetics, biomineralisation, and implantable materials.

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Nemgenix is an agricultural biotechnology company based at the WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC). 
Its focus is on developing and applying plant parasitic nematode resistant crops and new nematode control agents.