Genomic study of H. pylori

Outstanding presentation by Tal Domanovich -Assor in a national conference on Helicobacter unraveling the resistome of Israeli HP isolates

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

ISeq is now running!

We are using Illumina’s iseq100 for rapid small batch sequencing of bacterial genomes!

BSAC spring meeting

Watch out for the 2019 Spring conference of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) which will be held in Birmingham, UK on March 21-22, 2019 http://bsac-conference.com/

Jacob Moran-Gilad will be chairing a session on ‘Diagnostics’ on behalf of ESCMID and will discuss ‘Challenges for integration of new tech for AMR’ in a plenary session