Public Health Genomics – an introduction
This workshop is designed to strengthen the capacity to use whole genome sequencing of human pathogens for public health investigations in EU/ EEA Member States.
The workshop will bring together experts with epidemiology, microbiology and pathogen genomics backgrounds to gain knowledge and skills on how to apply whole genome sequencing for outbreak investigations and surveillance of communicable disease and antimicrobial resistance threats.
The aim is to facilitate the technology transition to optimise EU wide use of whole genome sequencing for disease and drug resistance detection and surveillance, and epidemiologic investigations of cross-border outbreaks.
National Coordinators will designate the participants in consultation with the National Focal Points for Training, Microbiology and Surveillance.
ECDC public health microbiology strategy 2018–2022
20 Jun 2018 - This report outlines the microbiology strategy as well as actions, outcome indicators and performance targets for the delivery and evaluation of its execution over the period 2018–2022.
ECDC strategic framework for the integration of molecular and genomic typing into European surveillance and multi-country outbreak investigations
4 Apr 2019 - This strategic framework document presents a proposed list of priority pathogens/diseases and outlines technical implementation options for the medium-term integration (2019–2021) of molecular/genomic typing information into EU-level surveillance and multi-country outbreak investigations.
Microbiology laboratories provide a first line of defence against health threats from communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The ECDC provides scientific advice, capacity building activities and operational support to foster capable and responsive public health microbiology services for the European Union and beyond.Read more