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Wed, 15 Feb


TB Genomics Online Seminar

ACTnet TB Genomics Seminar

Whole genome sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is increasingly being implemented for antimicrobial resistance prediction and transmission surveillance. Join us as our expert panelists discuss the application of this technology for TB control.

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 ACTnet TB Genomics Seminar
 ACTnet TB Genomics Seminar

Time & Location

15 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

TB Genomics Online Seminar

About the event

Chaired by:

Dr. Ella Meumann: Infectious Diseases physician & Microbiology trainee, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology & Menzies School of Health Research

Prof. Justin Denholm: Medical Director; Victorian Tuberculosis Program and Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Melbourne


Dr. Chris Coulter, QLD MRL

Topic: Introduction to TB Genomics

Dr. Chris Coulter is a Microbiologist, the Chair of TB Expert Advisory Group for Tuberculosis in Queensland, and the Director of the Queensland Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory

Dr. Norelle Sherry

Topic: Implementation of TB Genomics for Antimicrobial Resistance Prediction and Public Health

Dr. Norelle Sherry is an Infectious Diseases Physician & Clinical Microbiologist, co-appointed at MDU-PHL and Austin Health, with a special interest in antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She is also a clinician-researcher, investigating the use of genomics for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in multiple different settings, and translation of genomics from the research lab into clinical use.

Prof Vitali Sintchenko

Topic: Case Studies in TB Genomics

Professor Vitali Sintchenko is a leading public health microbiologist and informatician who conducts research on biosurveillance of communicable diseases. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and the Australian College of Health Informatics. As the Director of CIDM-Public Health (a translational research hub funded by NSW Health), he leads a public health and diagnostic microbiology team working toward improving laboratory and epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases.

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