Application of genomics to public health and clinical microbiology
Professor Ben Howden
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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.
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