The Melanoma Genomics Project aims to obtain whole genome sequences from approximately 500 melanoma patients.

The samples sequenced include brain, lymph, primary and metastatic tumours as well as cell line derived samples. The following coverage levels were generated for each sample:

  • 60x (or greater) for tumour samples
  • 40x for cell line samples
  • 40x for control blood samples

Partner organisations include:

  • Melanoma Institute Australia
  • John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU
  • Berghofer Queensland Institute of Medical Research
  • University of Sydney
  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • University of Queensland
  • Cancer Council NSW

The project is now part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium. For further information on the data and access to the somatic variants for this study, go to:

Due to ethics requirements, this data is only available upon request to the collaborators by authenticated researchers. This data has been made available through the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

For more information please visit:

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