Practical Microbial Genomics Workshop

Date: Saturday 4th November, 2017 Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm (registration from 8am)   

Location: Auditorium, Ground Floor, UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Bowen Bridge Road, Herston

 Link: Workshop Program

Map and Parking

Your workshop contacts if you need any advice and direction on the day are Jennifer MacNevin 0419 515 094, Katrina Cutler 0421 007 745.

Parking can be found on the roundabout of The University of Queensland's School of Medicine, 288 Herston Road, Herston (please note: no permit is required on a Saturday but normal signed parking rules apply), please see the highlighted areas on the map below.

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The Workshop

Whole genome sequencing is at the forefront of a revolution in microbiological diagnostics. It is proving to be an essential tool in outbreak recognition and response, both in hospitals and the community. This workshop aims to equip clinicians, as well as infection control and public health practitioners with an understanding of the potential, the limitations and the practical application of microbial genomics to everyday clinical and epidemiological problems. As well as lectures, the course will include lab demonstrations and practical sessions exploring genomic data analysis.

Through the support of the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance and Queensland Health, the Practical Microbial Genomics Workshop is free. Preference will be given to Queensland Health employees, including Hospital and Health staff within the categories listed below. A limited number of places will be provided to Interstate applicants.

This workshop is particularly tailored for: 

  • Infectious Diseases Physicians or Advanced Trainees
  • Microbiologists or Advanced Trainees
  • Public Health Physicians or Advanced Trainees
  • Senior Infection Control Nurses
  • Senior Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
  • Sexual Health Physicians
  • General Physicians
  • Laboratory Scientists
  • Clinical researchers
 Dr Jason Kwong

Dr Jason Kwong

Guest Speaker - Dr Jason Kwong

Dr Jason Kwong is an Infectious Diseases Physician at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, and a NHMRC postgraduate research scholar with Prof Ben Howden at the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU) in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Melbourne, at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity. His recent work includes the use of genomics to understand transmission of bacterial pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella Typhimurium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and is currently investigating the use of metagenomic sequencing in the diagnosis and clinical management of infections.