Sequenom Platform Facility

Murdoch Children


Dr. Benjamin Ong

(613) 8341 6361

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Post author: Benjamin Ong. Last update: 02/11/2015 at 2:40 pm by Benjamin Ong.


The Sequenom platform offers high-performance DNA analysis. This platform efficiently and precisely measures the amount of genetic target material and variations using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization – Time-of-Flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and is able to deliver reliable and specific data from complex biological samples and from trace amounts of genetic target material. The Sequenom platform supports:

  • SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) Genotyping.
  • Quantitative Gene Expression Analysis.
  • Methylation Studies.

The Sequenom platform can analyse up to two SpectroCHIPs (384-wells each) per run without any necessary user intervention. The system is capable of analysing 384 multiplexed assays in about one hour period, giving a daily throughput of more than ten SpectroCHIPs (3840 multiplexed assays). The facility consists of a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer and two Matrix liquid handlers. It provides access to instrumentation and technical assistance for performing SNP genotyping, quantitative gene expression and methylation analysis.

Other infrastructure:

  • The Sequenom platform is housed within a NATA accredited laboratory and is operated according to ISO 15189 requirements.

Access by:

  • Research collaboration.
  • Fee for service.



Know how:Expertise:Availability of technical support:

  • Support for experimental design is available.
  • Support for instrument use is available.

Note that this material was imported form the Victorian Bioportal and content requires updating.


Dr. Benjamin Ong

Dr. Benjamin Ong

Facility Manager at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, .

P: (613) 8341 6361 | Email |

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Sequenom Platform Facility

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, . Room 1044B, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Biological Science categories: Analytical assays, Genomics, Mass spectroscopy