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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

Australian Translational Genomics Centre

The first genomic diagnostic service in Queensland, providing whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing and microarray services.

Personalised medicine

  • Personalised medicine is an emerging practice of medicine that uses an individual’s genetic and environmental profile to guide clinical decisions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and has been refined and its scope expanded to include the approaches, decisions and practices in medical facilities, resulting in the new term ‘precision medicine’. 

Information for our community

  • Metro South Health patients who are interested in understanding if the ATGC can provide genome sequencing as part of their treatment are encouraged to discuss personalised medicine options further with their treating medical practitioner.

Information for industry partners

  • Industry partners are able to contact the ATGC to discuss opportunities for collaboration. 


  • Located on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus the ATGC is the first genomic diagnostic service in Queensland and one of the largest programs of its kind in Australasia, providing whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing and microarray services.


  • The Queensland University of Technology has more information about the ATGC.
Last updated 22 July 2022
Last reviewed 28 April 2021