Application of genomics to public health and clinical microbiology

Project Details

While microbial genomics is well established as a research tool, the application of this exciting technology to routine public health and clinical microbiology has not yet been achieved. The co-location of the Howden genomics research laboratory with the MDU PHL and close links with the Stinear Laboratory in the recently established Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity provides a unique opportunity to establish and apply microbial genomics to routine public health and clinical microbiology to improve the identification, tracking, and response to microbes of public health importance.

scheme showing genome sequencing to identify clonal outbreaks