EU Science Hub

The role and implementation of next generation sequencing technologies in the coordinated action plan against antimicrobial resistance

Mar 21 2017
Mar 22 2017
Varano Borghi

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is organising a workshop to discuss the potential impacts Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies could have, specifically, on the current international action plans against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), as well as understand the next steps for their development and implementation in this context.


Structured in three distinct Sessions, the workshop aims to address:
1. The added value of NGS technologies in the AMR action plan
2. Technical considerations in the determination of AMR using NGS technologies
3. Challenges in the implementation of eventual NGS-based methods for AMR determination


Johan Bengtsson-Palme  - University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Thomas Berendonk - Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Burton Blais - Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada
Kok Gan Chan - University of Malaya, Malaysia
Teresa M. Coque - Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal (IRYCIS), Spain
Derrick Crook - University of Oxford, UK
Christoph Endrullat - German Institute for Standardization (DIN), Germany
Dirk Höper - Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut- Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Germany
Ole Lund - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Jean Yves Madec - Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail, France
Alan McNally - University of Birmingham
Thierry Naas - Hôpital de Bicêtre- Service de Bactériologie, France
Justin O'Grady - University of East Anglia, UK
Jessica Vamathevan- European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK


Guy Van den Eede - European Commission, JRC, Geel, Belgium






JRC wide hidden block