About us

The ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility (BRF) is a core lab providing researchers with access to state of the art techniques for molecular, genetic and protein-based studies.  Our highly skilled people can implement and run new cutting edge technologies in these fields and provide consultancy on projects using BRF services and equipment.

Our services are available to researchers at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and ANU, as well as the broader regional scientific community and clients from across Australia's education, research and medical services community.

The BRF is a service node of Genomics Australia.


Our mission is to enable research.

Our goals are:

  • to provide cost-effective services in our core areas
  • to deliver our services efficiently
  • to provide new technologies to keep researchers at the forefront of scientific discovery.

Genome Discovery Unit

The Genome Discovery Unit (GDU) is a newly established unit incorporated into the BRF to provide a centralised service for bioinformatic data analyses including complete analysis pipelines for high throughput sequencing (HTS) projects, incorporating

  • custom pipeline development
  • computation
  • data storage
  • bioinformatics.

The GDU brings together academic and general staff engaged in genomics and bioinformatics research and service provision to support, cooperate and collaborate with life-science researchers across the Australian Capital Territory.

Updated:  18 July 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director, ACRF/Page Contact:  Web Admin, ACRF