Seeking Sources and Reservoirs of Salmonella using Whole Genome Sequencing

12:00pm - 1:00pm / Monday 9th April 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: GSTT Seminar Series
  • Suitable for: Staff/students with an interest in Genomes, Systems and Therapeutic Targeting
  • Admission: Free
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Alison Mather of the Quadram Institute of Bioscience will be presenting her research during this seminar. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) currently provides the greatest molecular resolution available to study how bacteria evolve and how they differ from each other. With the decreasing cost of WGS, genomic epidemiology is possible on a scale to investigate the sources, reservoirs and transmission pathways of bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and also to understand the importance of different host populations to the overall burden of disease. In her talk, she will describe how WGS and genomic epidemiology have been applied to the investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium in different settings and in multiple host populations, and the insight this has provided on the origin and spread of the bacteria and AMR.