The Australian Centre for Ecogenomics Sequencing Service provides specialist microbial genomics services to the Australian research community.

Our services include amplicon, whole genome metagenomics, metatranscriptomics using Illumina technology, and all applications using Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

Quality genomic sequencing services underpin not only our clients’ work but also our own world-class research: we are active in research and development, teaching and training in the microbial genomics community.


Have confidence in your results

Use the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics Sequencing Service to process your samples and have confidence in your results.

With a range of sequencing options to suit most experimental designs, we:

  • deliver comprehensive, high-quality, scientifically valid sample processing
  • offer competitive pricing
  • apply validated standard operating procedures for processing and analysing samples
  • can help with challenging samples and method development
  • set no minimum sample number requirement.

Contact us

For more information, including quotes, contact our sequencing team:

Sequencing options

Select an option below to find out about our services.

Our technology

We use several platforms for our workflows, with a focus on providing the highest quality data possible.

Our technology includes:

  • Qiagen QiaCube HT: High throughtput DNA extraction
  • DNA and RNA QC: Agilent Tapestation, Qubit and Nanodrop 
  • ThermoFisher Scientific ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System
  • Illumina NovaSeq6000
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • Oxford Nanopore MinION 
  • Oxford Nanopore PromethION.

We offer access to these platforms, RNA and DNA QC, and custom sequencing options. Contact us to discuss your needs. 

Genome Taxonomy Database

The Genome Taxonomy Database is a taxonomic framework that provides a standardised microbial classification based on genome phylogeny. Our director, Professor Phil Hugenholtz, created the database as a resource for the international research community. It has become a mainstream taxonomic resource with more than 60,000 active users worldwide.

Explore the database