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Jul

2011

IGS Cracks Genome Code of Deadly German E. Coli Outbreak

In May of 2011 a large outbreak of E. coli, that was later demonstrated to be associated with food products, was rapidly expanding across Europe. Greater than 300 people were sickened, over 900 were hospitalized for the syndrome known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and 34 people were fatally infected. An international group of scientists from the United States and Denmark worked together to use third-generation single-molecule real-time DNA sequencing to determine the complete genome sequence of the German outbreak.

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Jul

2011

Bioinformatics video

06

Jul

2011

Whole Genome Sequence Data for German E. Coli Outbreak Strain

An international team of experts on E. coli collaborated on the rapid sequencing project....

16

Jun

2011

ASTDA Announce Award Winners to be Presented at Annual Meeting

The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA), an organization devoted to the control and study of sexually transmitted diseases, will present the 2011 winners of the ASTDA Recognition Awards....

10

Jun

2011

Genomic comparison of multi-drug resistant, invasive Acinetobacter reveals genomic plasticity

An IGS and UMSOM team investigated....

23

May

2011

Human Microbiome Project Data Available to Research Community

The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) is now releasing reads and assembled sequences from healthy human subjects for use by the scientific community...

23

May

2011

IGS and OpGen Announce Partnership to Develop Microbial Sequence Database

IGS and OpGen, Inc. will collaborate to develop a database of annotated microbial sequences. IGS will provide clinically characterized microbial samples and sequencing data from microbial genomics studies...

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Mar

2011

11th Genomic Standards Consortium Meeting in UK

The registration deadline is now approaching for the 11th Genomic Standards Consortium Meeting (GSC11)....

09

Mar

2011

Expert in Fungal Pathogenesis Joins IGS

Vincent Bruno's research focus is Candida albicans...

07

Mar

2011

IGS Scientists Publish Paper on 2001 Anthrax Investigation

Researchers at IGS at UMSOM and their collaborators have published the first scientific paper based on their investigation into the anthrax attacks of 2001, and their groundbreaking work in microbial forensics...