Pathogen Genomics Research

The Centre for Pathogen Genomics is research and genomics driven, underpinned by a portfolio of world-leading experts across public health, surveillance, bioinformatics, research, and capacity building and training, with years of experience in using cutting-edge technologies to address infectious diseases of national and global importance.

Avian Influenza surveillance

This program of work is focussed on understanding the evolutionary ecology and genetics of wild bird viruses including avian influenza virus in migratory bird populations across Australia.

Key Centre affiliates

Michelle Wille

Genomic diversity of antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella spp. isolates from India

This research partnership with the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in India focussed using pathogen genomics to investigate patterns of antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella spp. isolates from India.

Key Centre affiliates

Claire Gorrie

Preparing Fiji for pathogens with critical antimicrobial resistance

This project will build on existing relationships with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Fiji to prepare local hospitals to detect, manage and respond to drug resistant pathogens including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Acinetobacter and Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales.

Key Centre affiliates

Ben Howden

Patterns of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from Nepal

This project will support the One Health ESBL E. coli Tricycle project that was established as an integrated surveillance system to monitor antimicrobial resistance in E. coli isolates from humans, food, and the environment across Nepal. The Centre will analyse Tricycle project ESBL E. coli isolates from different sources to evaluate their clonal relatedness and identify mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.

Key Centre affiliates

Sarah Baines

Australian Pathogen Genomics Program

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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.

Visit the AusPathoGen website

Metagenomics Platform

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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.

Visit the Meta-GP website