Creating opportunities for collaboration
The Centre for Pathogen Genomics brings together internationally recognised experts working in the field of pathogen genomics to utilise innovative and cutting-edge technologies to address infectious diseases of public health importance, enhance genomics-informed surveillance of infectious diseases, and create opportunities for collaboration and capacity building and training across the Asia-Pacific
Australian Pathogen Genomics Program
The Australian Pathogen Genomics Program (AusPathoGen) is a large scale integrated public health pathogen genomics research program funded by the Commonwealth Medical Research Future Fund as part of the Genomics Health Futures Mission to address the rise in infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Australia.
AusTrakka is a national surveillance platform that enables real-time sharing, analysis and reporting of pathogen genomics data across all state s and territories of Australia. Through AusTrakka, best practice approaches for bioinformatic and genomic epidemiology analysis will be investigated to inform the development of genomics-informed approaches to strengthen Australia’s response to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.
Asia-Pacific Pathogen Genomics Network
The Asia-Pacific Pathogen Genomics Network (APGN) was established to bring together a large program of work spanning key laboratories across our region to support the use of genomics for public health, and formalise frameworks for collaboration that were developed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
PulseNet Asia Pacific
PulseNet Asia Pacific (PNAP) is a genomics-focused surveillance network dedicated to tracking enteric foodborne infections in the region. It brings together key regional and national public health laboratories across the Asia-Pacific region to share advancements in the detection and surveillance of enteric foodborne pathogens.
Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics
Within the framework of collaborative partnerships, Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics (DAMG) offers sequencing capacity, expertise in bioinformatics and critical training to undertake microbial genomics research, assisting laboratories across Australia and internationally to breach barriers that are restricting access to this cutting edge technology.
Metagenomic next-generation sequencing is a transformative approach that can be used to detect and characterise all known pathogens - bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic - in a single test. The Metagenomics Platform (Meta-GP) program is a Commonwealth Medical Future Fund Pathogen Genomics Flagship that will develop and implement clinical metagenomic diagnostics for infectious diseases across Australia.