The field of monitoring and surveillance of pathogens, their characterization and subtyping as well as phylogeny and screening for antimicrobial resistance are highly relevant for Public Health and for professionals in the medical sectors. This also includes the veterinary field, the environment, pharmaceutical companies and private laboratories, especially those working with institutions or companies performing diagnostics, research or monitoring activities.

Whole genome sequencing of bacterial genomes - tools and applications

This online course includes video lectures about bacterial subtyping and applications of next generation technology to perform research and monitoring, and also demonstrations and guided exercises on the use of online tools.

The lectures provide a background for WGS analyses and present the Center for Genomic Epidemiology (CGE) tools which are available online and can be used widely and by non-bioinformaticians.

The lecturers in this course include both microbiologists and bioinformaticians and they are experienced in teaching E-learning courses. The lecturers themselves use the WGS technologies for both research and monitoring purposes and the bioinformaticians have been involved in building these tools and pipelines in addition to teaching common users in a very practical way.

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