CANCELLED Genomic Epidemiology of Enteric Pathogens

3:00pm - 4:00pm / Monday 30th March 2020 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research
  • Suitable for: Those with an interest in Genomics.
  • Admission: Free
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Speaker: Danielle Ingle (The Australian National University and the University of Melbourne)

One of the cornerstones of communicable disease surveillance is the ability to accurately detect microbial pathogens and classify them into meaningfully groups. Microbial genomics is rapidly changing public health epidemiology globally, as it has the potential to revolutionise diagnosis, surveillance and control of communicable diseases. Bacterial pathogens from the family Enterobacteriaceae represent a significant public health threat. Enteric bacteria, including Escherichia coli, pathogenic serovars of Salmonella enterica and Shigella species, are leading etiological agents for gastro-intestinal disease and contribute to the increasing prevalence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance both locally and worldwide. This seminar will explore the application of microbial genomics to understanding the evolution and epidemiology from several exemplar enteric pathogens in Australia.