In the lead up to World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Queensland Genomics hosted a Microbial & Infection Control Genomics Workshop in November 2019.


The workshop demonstrated the potential of microbial genomics and how to apply it to hospital outbreaks and infection control management.


Queensland Genomics received a lot of interest in the 1 day workshop, which was attended by infection control practitioners and nurses, microbiologists, scientists and clinical researchers.


The workshop included practical sessions for:

  1. Routine surveillance
  2. Unexpected, odd and explosive outbreaks
  3. Evaluating infection control policy change

You can access the workshop content for each session below:

“I found the presentations very informative and also have a much better understanding of the roles of the infection control nurses based in hospitals. We are increasing our use of WGS in the management of outbreaks in the community in Far North Queensland and I feel I am better prepared to progress this after attending this day.”


Epidemiologist, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service


Queensland Genomics would like to thank UQCCR, The PA Hospital, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, and the Beatson Lab at UQ for supporting us to create the program of content for this workshop.