The 12th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers will take place in lovely Dubrovnik, Sep 18-21, 2019. The theme of the meeting is “moving towards genome-based surveillance”. Prof. Moran-Gilad, a member of the Scientific Committee, will speak in an expert panel featuring a Pro/Con debate concerning Clinical Metagenomics.
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
Congrats to Matan, Orel and Sharon for excellent poster presentations of their MAGICAL graduate projects (sewage MGx, WGS of ESBLs and water microbiome, respectively).
The 2019 meeting on Legionella organised by ESGLI will be held in Athens in a few weeks. The conference is led by Prof. Moran-Gilad and will feature eminent speakers on the topic and over 50 scientific presentations, including our own ST1 genomics project.
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!