Category: Research news

New assay for Legionella detection

Our new Legionella paper is out in CMI! Great collaboration with Public Health England and Lyon University Hospital, featuring extensive development and validation work for a lineage-specific qPCR assay based on WGS https://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(19)30487-2/fulltext

Three MAGICAL grad projects achieve completion

Congrats to Matan, Orel and Sharon for excellent poster presentations of their MAGICAL graduate projects (sewage MGx, WGS of ESBLs and water microbiome, respectively).

Prof. Moran-Gilad reflects on the ECCMID 2019 programme

ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam was an outstanding success setting new records, with nearly 14,000 delegates from 130 countries, ~5,500 submitted abstracts and a notable 50/50 balance between female and male speakers. Preparations for ECCMID 2020 in Paris are already underway!  

A global snapshot of antimicrobial resistance in wastewater

The first paper coming out of The Global Sewage Surveillance project has been recently published in Nature Communications https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6408512/pdf/41467_2019_Article_8853.pdf The MAGICAL Group is a collaborator of this project, which analysed sewage in 60 countries (including Israel) for AMR using metagenomics.

Eurosurveillance special issue

Read the recently published special issue of Eurosurveillance (https://www.eurosurveillance.org/) guest-edited by Jacob Moran-Gilad on ‘Advanced diagnostics to inform public health policy’. The entire issue is accessible online https://www.eurosurveillance.org/upload/site-assets/imgs/Special_Issue_Advanced-Diagnostics-web.pdf Start with reading the editorial! https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.4.1900068