The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

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Research Projects

Project: Precision genomics for antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens

Howden Group

Antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens are one of the foremost threats to global public health today. Whole genome sequencing holds great potential for monitoring, and therefore limiting, continued transmission of these difficult-to-treat pathogens. The project will investigate the genomics of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens typically found causing invasive disease in hospital- and healthcare-associated environments. It will involve the application of bioinformatic approaches to combined epidemiological and genomic data associated, in order to better understand the evolution and spread of these pathogens.

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Project Supervisor

Dr Claire Gorrie

Project Co-supervisor

Professor Benjamin Howden

Project availability
Master of Biomedical Science

Howden Group

5 vacancies

Antimicrobial Resistance
Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Global Health
Indigenous Health

Our research uses genomics, molecular biology, epidemiology and clinical studies to address a broad range of issues related to invasive bacterial diseases in humans, including antimicrobial-resistant and hospital-associated pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecium, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli.