THE METAFIND (METAGENOMICS FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES) PROJECT: DEVELOPING CLINICAL METAGENOMICSTO IMPROVE THE HEALTHCARE OF PATIENTS WITH INFECTIONS
Grant number: 1142613 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
The MetaFIND (Metagenomics For INfectious Diseases) project is a combined laboratory and clinical study that aims to develop and investigate the use of cutting-edge genome sequencing technology to improve the healthcare of patients with severe infections. It involves developing and optimising a method to determine the cause of an infection by analysing all the DNA present in a clinical sample – a promising “one-stop-shop” test to help improve diagnosis and subsequent treatment of infections.
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Danielle J Ingle, Marion Easton, Mary Valcanis, Torsten Seemann, Jason C Kwong, Nicola Stephens, Glen P Carter, Anders Goncalves da Silva, James Adamopoulos, Sarah L Baines, Kathryn E Holt, Eric PF Chow, Christopher K Fairley, Marcus Y Chen, Martyn D Kirk, Benjamin P Howden, Deborah A Williamson
Background: In urban Australia, the burden of shigellosis is either in returning travellers from shigellosis-endemic regions, or i..