Pathogen Genomics in Infectious Diseases - An Introduction for Clinicians
The future of microbiological diagnostics and infection epidemiology is increasingly centred on rapid molecular testing and the application of sequencing technology. Practitioners in these disciplines will have to process and interpret such data, which is very different from the familiar agar-centric clinical microbiology laboratories.
This study day will provide an introduction to genomic techniques currently used in clinical microbiology and public health as well as a review of some emerging technologies.
- A basic understanding of the theory of pathogen genomics, including appreciation of application of population genomics to epidemiology and clinical microbiology.
- A superficial appreciation of the currently available technologies for whole genome analysis and likely future developments.
- Knowledge of the clinical applications of genomics in diagnostics and how these are used in clinical settings.
- An overview of the latest research and development in the area, informed by state-of-the-art examples.Who should attend
Clinicians working in infectious diseases, microbiology, public health and infection prevention, scientists who work in clinical genomics and infectious disease.
Download an agenda for the day here - Agenda Pathogen Genomics in Infectious Disease