Whole genome sequencing of Escherichia coli from patients with urinary tract infections and sepsis
AusGEM (Partnership between University of Technology and NSW Department of Primary Industries).
Ausgem is using genomic sequencing to characterise Escherichia coli that cause urinary tract infections and sepsis in Australian hospitals. Our studies are focussing on the carriage of mobile antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes and virulence genes in these cohorts and comparing these elements with those circulating in food production systems and from environmental and wildlife sources enabling policy makers to make informed regulatory choices regarding antimicrobials and biosecurity.
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AusGEM Phases 1 and 2 ran from 2014 to March 2020. AusGEM Phase 3 is scheduled to commence in 2020 and will conclude in 2024