Seminar: Using Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing Technology to Study Microbial Genetics

Accurate microorganism identification and characterization are essential for disease diagnosis, microbial outbreak profiling, and environmental community studies. In the last two decades, many molecular tools have been developed for determining objective standards for microorganism characterization and identification.

Illumina next-generation sequencing technology has revolutionized microbiology studies, enabling high resolution genomic and transcriptomic analyses.

Tuesday 1st October 2013, 13:00

Gamma Building, Science for Life Laboratory, Karolinska Institutet Science Park, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Solna


  • 13:00 The Human gastrointestinal microbiota and insights from NGS, Lars Engstrand, SciLifeLab
  • 13:30 Illumina and Public Health, Pernille Albertus, Illumina, Marketing Sequencing Specialist
  • 14:00 Applicability of NGS for detecting Klebsiella pneumoniae carrying carbapenemases, Christian Giske, Karolinska University Hospital and SMI
  • 14:30 Coffee break
  • 15:00 Intergrated pathogen genomics into microbial detection and outbreak investigation Prof Saheer Gharbia, HPA UK
  • 15:30 NGS applications on MiSeq at SVA Bo Segerman, SVA (Swedish National Veterinary Institute)
  • 16:00 Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) fall into distinct phylogenetic clades that have significant global distribution Astrid von Mentzer, University of Gothenburg
  • 16.30 The Molecular Surveillance Pilot Project ECDC

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Organizers: National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) facilities at Scilifelab and Illumina