Mr Ian Wilson(03) 9321 3728



University of Queensland Level 5, Gehrmann Laboratories, ST LUCIA ACT 200


We believe in improving the quality of life through exceptional life science. We are a not-for-profit organisation and through a national network, we provide genomic services and expertise that are easily accessible throughout Australia. We seek to empower Australia to be recognised for world-class genomics and innovation. By exchanging and collaborating in knowledge expertise, providing local access to innovative and state-of-the-art genomic technologies, we enable Australian academia and industry to advance leading edge genomic research internationally.

Oliver Distler

Account Manager



AGRF was established in 1997 under the Commonwealth Government’s Major National Research Facility (MNRF) program as a joint venture between the University of Queensland and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.  AGRF was the first facility of its kind in Australia, ensuring that researchers had full access to leading edge technologies within the country.  Since our inception, we have increased our presence to five nodes throughout Australia thus building a national network of capabilities and expertise accessible at a local level. 

Over our almost 20 year history, we have been involved in a number of projects of national significance in both the biomedical and agricultural sectors.  We continue to work with researchers within Australia and overseas to unlock the potential of genomics and advance their scientific endeavours. 

Innovation and Development

"Inspired by discovery"

We constantly seek to deliver added value through innovation, to ensure Australian research remains world-class and highly competitive on a global scale.

Since its inception, our Innovation and Development (I&D) group has helped AGRF push boundaries in assessing new genomics technologies, driving participation in development projects and developing new applications to specific needs. All while providing access to the leading-edge technologies required for research in genomics and related areas.

We’ve supported world class research projects that have developed knowledge, built capacity, attracted co-investment and helped expand technology boundaries.