Scottish Infection Research Network: Pathogen Genomics in the Real World Study Day

  • Event:  Genomics in the Real World
  • When:  Friday 17 June 2016
  • Location:  University of St Andrews Medical School
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  • Programme:  click here


 Whole genome sequencing (WGS) provides an unprecedented ability to differentiate strains of bacterial pathogens. Genomics is already well established as a potent tool to understand the biology, genetics and global transmission of microorganism for researcher. Many believe that it may have a role in understanding transmission in a hospital or community setting and many groups are trying to adapt it for the clinical microbiology environment. The translation of revolutionary science into the healthcare poses many challenges as it simultaneously provides previously unimagined opportunities.  This study day aims to address this challenge head on.  We have assembled an unrivalled group of talks that provide examples of WGS applied to practice at the sharp end of medicine. There is also a poster session to maximise the opportunity to share data and experience.
This is a meeting for Scotland and its clinical microbiology community.  Come and learn about WGS and share your experience or ask some of the experts about how this technique could improve your practice.
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