ASM Microbe 2017 is the largest gathering of microbiologists and we’ll of course be there to present our microbial genomics solution. The meeting is held June 1–5, 2017 in New Orleans and showcases the best microbial sciences in the world.
You can find us at booth #2001, where you can stop by for a chat and a demonstration of our solutions. We’ll also be hosting a scientific showcase.
Date: Saturday, June 3, 5.30 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.
Location: Theater A
Speaker: Dr. John Rossen, University Medical Center Groningen
Title: NGS in the clinical microbiology lab – more than sequencing alone
Current molecular diagnostics of human pathogens provide limited information that is often insufficient for outbreak and transmission investigation. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) determines the DNA sequence of a complete bacterial genome in a single sequence run, and from these data, information on resistance and virulence, as well as information for typing is obtained, useful for outbreak investigation. The obtained genome data can be further used for the development of an outbreak-specific screening test.
In this presentation, applications of NGS as used in the University Medical Center in Groningen are presented, such as outbreak management, molecular case finding, characterization and surveillance of pathogens, rapid identification of bacteria using the 16S-23S rRNA region, taxonomy, metagenomics approaches on clinical samples, and the determination of the transmission of zoonotic micro-organisms from animals to humans.
Finally, our vision on the use of NGS in personalised microbiology in the near future will be given, pointing out specific requirements.
More information about our speaker: Dr. John Rossen
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