Research at Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics focusses on the direct application of microbial genomics to all aspects of clinical and public health microbiology. The initiative has a number of key research priorities including disease diagnosis, microbial characterisation, outbreak detection and response, foodborne pathogen surveillance and antimicrobial resistance mapping. To facilitate this research we have established a network of partners comprising Australian advisory groups, hospitals, research facilities and genomics experts, who will work with us to perform research demonstrating the clear benefits of using microbial genomics within public health and clinical microbiology and that addresses important local and global questions within this scientific arena.
Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics has established expertise and research capacity that make it uniquely positioned to become a leader in the field of applied microbial genomics within public health and clinical microbiology in Australia.
- Research Priorities
Our research projects fall within specific priority areas focussing on the application of genomics to different aspects of public health and clinical microbiology.Read more
- Sequencing Capacity
We possess significant research capacity and expertise in the areas of microbial genomics and bioinfomatic analysis of microbial sequence data.Read more
Hospitals & Clinics
Advisory & Surveillance Groups
Welcome to Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics
Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics is a newly established research initiative working in the area of public health and clinical microbiology. We are funded by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) at the University of Melbourne. The initiative is situated within the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL) in the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity located within the prestigious Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.
Our mission is to establish microbial genomics as a tool for routine clinical and public health microbiology in Australia. Our alignment with MDU PHL as well as our established expertise in bioinformatics and capacity to perform microbial genomics research make us uniquely placed to perform and facilitate research in this rapidly evolving area of clinical and public health microbiology. The transfer of knowledge is crucial to this mission and as such the Centre also provides high level training to scientists, bioinformaticians and clinicians as well as support to undergraduate teaching initiatives in the field.