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Australian National Phenome Centre

The Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory is leading the establishment of the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC). The centre is the first of its kind in the nation, offering high-throughput, small molecule analysis in targeted and untargeted exploratory metabolomic phenotyping in health, agriculture and biodiversity. Metabolic phenotyping provides a readout of the metabolic state of an organism and is the product of its genetic and environmental contributions. Using this technology, scientists are able to study the dynamic interactions between genes, environments, diets, microbiomes and lifestyles and the impacts these contributing factors have on disease progression.

The ANPC is a member of the International Phenome Centre Network (IPCN) and is a collaborative initiative involving all of Western Australia's five universities, the Western Australian Health Translation Network, the Telethon Kids Institute, the Harry Perkins Medical Research Institute, the Western Australian Department of Health, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth, the EPICentre at the University of New South Wales and London's Imperial College.