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The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) Overview


W
hat is The Genome Analysis Centre?

The Genome Analysis Centre is a national genomics and bioinformatics centre, specialising in
sequencing

and in bioinformatics for analysis and interpretation of genomic and as
sociated data.


Areas of Research

The Centre specialises in the analysis of plant, animal and microbial genomes, with focus on
sequencing and analysis of genomes from economically important organisms,
supporting application

areas such as bioenergy, nutriti
on and agriculture.


Who works for TGAC?

The
TGAC
team
includes

bioinformaticians
,
scientist
-
experts in next generation sequencing,
technical
staff,
business p
rofessionals

and administrators.
It
is led by
its
Director, Dr Jane Rogers,
who is
a high
profi
le figure in the field of genomic sequencing

and

respected internationally in her field.


Who does
TGAC
work with
?

TGAC
collaborates with academic partners i
n

research projects where there is a strong genomics or
bioinformatics component
and
with industry
on
market
-
driven

projects
that

underpin development of
new products. Engagement with commercial clients is managed by TGAC’s wholly owned trading
subsidiary, Genome Enterprise Limited.


What equipment does TGAC use?

TGAC uses a range of sequencing platform
s and a set of specialist software tools, some bespoke and
developed by the team.


Creation of TGAC

TGAC is the newest of the BBSRC institutes
, open
ed

on 3 July 2009
and supported by
funding from
BBSRC in partnership with the East of England Development A
gency, Norfolk County Council, South
Norfolk Council, Norwich City Council and the Greater Norwich Development Partnership.


Where is TGAC
?

TGAC is
located in the
G
enome
C
entre on Norwich Research Park
, with
the John Innes Centre, Institute
of Food Resea
rch, University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.


Who decides what science is done?

TGAC’s scientific programme is guided by its Scientific Advisory Board, chaired by Sir John Sulston.