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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Multi-site assessment of rapid, point-of-care antigen testing for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a low-prevalence setting: A validation and implementation study
Stephen Muhi, Nick Tayler, Tuyet Hoang, Susan A Ballard, Maryza Graham, Amanda Rojek, Jason C Kwong, Jason A Trubiano, Olivia Smibert, George Drewett, Fiona James, Emma Gardiner, Socheata Chea, Nicole Isles, Michelle Sait, Shivani Pasricha, George Taiaroa, Julie McAuley, Eloise Williams, Katherine B Gibney
Background: In Australia, COVID-19 diagnosis relies on RT-PCR testing which is relatively costly and time-consuming. To date, few ..
Co-circulation of Multidrug-resistant Shigella Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Australia
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 travelers from shigellosis-endemic regions or in ..
Bridging of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lineages across sexual networks in the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis era
Deborah A Williamson, Eric PF Chow, Claire L Gorrie, Torsten Seemann, Danielle J Ingle, Nasra Higgins, Marion Easton, George Taiaroa, Yonatan H Grad, Jason C Kwong, Christopher K Fairley, Marcus Y Chen, Benjamin P Howden
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has been used to investigate transmission of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, but to date, most studies have n..
Genomics for Molecular Epidemiology and Detecting Transmission of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacterales in Victoria, Australia, 2012 to 2016
Norelle L Sherry, Courtney R Lane, Jason C Kwong, Mark Schultz, Michelle Sait, Kerrie Stevens, Susan Ballard, Anders Goncalves da Silva, Torsten Seemann, Claire L Gorrie, Timothy P Stinear, Deborah A Williamson, Judith Brett, Annaliese van Diemen, Marion Easton, Benjamin P Howden
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) are being increasingly reported in Australia, and integrated clinical and genomic s..
Reconstruction of the Genomes of Drug-Resistant Pathogens for Outbreak Investigation through Metagenomic Sequencing
Andre Mu, Jason C Kwong, Nicole S Isles, Anders Goncalves da Silva, Mark B Schultz, Susan A Ballard, Courtney R Lane, Glen P Carter, Deborah A Williamson, Torsten Seemann, Timothy P Stinear, Benjamin P Howden
Culture-independent methods that target genome fragments have shown promise in identifying certain pathogens, but the holy grail o..
The changing landscape of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in Australia: a population-level genomic study
Robyn S Lee, Anders Goncalves da Silva, Sarah L Baines, Janet Strachan, Susan Ballard, Glen P Carter, Jason C Kwong, Mark B Schultz, Dieter M Bulach, Torsten Seemann, Timothy P Stinear, Benjamin P Howden
Background: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) represent a major source of nosocomial infection worldwide. In Austr..