Whole Genome Sequencing of foodborne pathogens for public health protection
International experts working in the area of surveillance of foodborne zoonoses discussed the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) of foodborne pathogens in public health protection.
Discussions focused on:
- WGS of foodborne pathogens in action
- Curation and analysis of WGS data: bioinformatics solutions
- WGS of foodborne pathogens: cross-sectorial coordination and international cooperation
Conceived to facilitate an exchange of expert opinions in a scientific debate, this Colloquium enabled participants to reach conclusions and make recommendations on the use of WGS for food safety. The outcome of the discussions were made available in an overall report.
ECDC was part of the organising committee.
ECDC holds the annual Observership programme for ESCMID, EUCIC and ESCV members
2 Sep 2019 to 6 Sep 2019 - As every year, ECDC organised a week-long programme for observers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) and the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) from 2 to 6 September 2019.
Public Health Genomics – an introduction
23 Oct 2019 to 24 Oct 2019 - 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.