A NEW GENOMIC FRONTIER FOR FOODBORNE DISEASE INVESTIGATION IN AUSTRALIA
Grant number: 1129770 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019
Foodborne diseases caused by bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter are a huge public health problem, both in Australia and globally. Current methods used to investigate foodborne disease may not be sensitive enough to track foodborne outbreaks, and may not even detect them in the first place. We propose using cutting-edge molecular techniques to investigate foodborne outbreaks, and we think that using these methods will enable outbreaks to be interrupted at a much earlier stage.
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