Translating whole genome sequence technology into diagnostic and public health microbiology

I am currently working in the application of whole-genome sequencing to outbreak investigation and antimicrobial prescribing in Staphylococcus aureus. Integrating whole genome sequencing into health services for surveillance of Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Ireland.

Project Duration: 2014 – 2020
LSHTM lead investigator: Sharon Peacock
LSHTM staff: Catherine Ludden, Francesc Coll
Funding: Health Innovation Challenge Fund
Collaborators: Julian Parkhill (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute), Paul Rhodes (Next Gen Diagnostics), Martin Cormican (Natioal Univerity of Ireland Galway and National Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae Reference Laboratory Ireland)