DAMG Launched

Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics will officially be opened on Monday 20th July by the Hon Frank McGuire MP.

The Hon Frank McGuire MP will launch Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics at the inaugural symposium "Embracing the Genomic Revolution - Applied Microbial Genomics in Public Health and Clinical Microbiology", which is being held at the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on Monday 20th July.  The Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Baggoley and the Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp will also be in attendance.

The symposium will critically examine the potential use of applied microbial genomics in public health and clinical microbiology and will facilitate the establishment of future long term collaborative research aimed at translating microbial genomics into public health and clinical practice within Australia. The event will include presentations from members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) team that have developed and introduced GenomeTrakr to monitor and detect outbreaks of foodborne bacterial diseases in the USA and Public Health England who have recently implemented the use of genomic technology for public health microbiology in the UK.