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

The MAGICAL group @IMMEM XII

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.

https://www.escmid.org/fileadmin/src/media/PDFs/3Research_Projects/Programme_IMMEM12.pdf

The 2019 ESGLI meeting is around the corner

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.