Northwestern University

Tue 12:00 PM

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Evan Snitkin, PhD

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Alan Hauser, MD, PhD   312.503.1044

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminar Series

"Genomic tracking of the intra- and inter-hospital spread of multi-drug resistant organisms"

Evan Snitkin, PhD / University of Michigan


The application of whole genome sequencing (WGS) to study antibiotic resistant organisms is yielding fundamental insights into their evolution and epidemiology. However, despite its great potential, there have thus far been few examples in which WGS has yielded insights that can be immediately translated to reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance. Here, I will present recent work from our group integrating WGS with clinical and epidemiological meta-data to identify the drivers of intra- and inter-hospital spread of multi-drug resistant organisms.

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