Whole Genome Sequencing of Listeria monocytogenes for Outbreak Surveillance and Detection
Listeria moncytogenes is an important cause of foodborne illness.Recently whole genome sequencing has emerging as a a powerful tool for comparing bacterial isolates in outbreak investigations and detection.
Conventional typing methods for L. monocytogenes rely on serotyping isolates or performing MLST. Howver both of these methods lack resolution making it difficult to accurately detect and investigates foodborne outbreaks associated with this bacterium.
This project aims to compare whole genome sequencing of L. moncytogenes to conventional typing methods for epidemiologic surveillance of L. monocytogenesisolates using a collection of Australian isolates dating back to 2012.
DCAMG internal project
Dr Jason Kwong
Ms Karolina Mercoulia
Ms Marion Easton
Dr Dieter Bulach
A/Prof Timothy Stinear
A/Prof Torsten Seemann
Prof Ben Howden