Peter Mac provides:
The Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics (VCFG) at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is “enabling discovery and driving translational medicine with high throughput technologies”. The VCFG supports an array of cutting-edge genomic and proteomic technologies for high throughput gene discovery and investigation of gene function.
Our key platforms support gene discovery through gene suppression (RNAi) or gene knockout (CRISPR) strategies, generally coupled with detailed quantitative cellular phenotypic high content imaging. Quantitation of protein expression and posttranslational modification is also available through our Reverse Phase Protein Array (RPPA) platform with over 100 antibodies available for analysis in our collection which is currently expanding.
Our innovative business model in the high throughput screening platform facilitates integration of researchers within the lab, detailed training on all equipment and full bioinformatics support. The RPPA platform can be easily accessed by sending protein lysates direct to the laboratory after discussion on experimental design. The VCFG is open to researchers Australia-wide with some capacity for fee-for-service screens now also possible.
Assoc Prof Kaylene Simpson
P: +61 3 8559 7509