Invitation: 5th Meeting on Global Microbial Identifier

Wednesday 12 Dec 12
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Contact

Frank Møller Aarestrup
Professor, Head of Research Group
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 62 81

On behalf of the Steering Committee of the Global Microbial Identifier, GMI, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites you to participate in the 5th meeting under the initiative. GMI focuses on the use of genome sequencing techniques in a global system for microbiological identification and epidemiological surveillance. The meeting will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 27-28 February 2013. The aim of the meeting is to develop an overall roadmap, including a three-year action plan, as well as to share important updates related to the technology.

The objectives of GMI are to develop global solutions to challenges surrounding the deployment of next-generation genomic typing tools with the purpose of creating a global system for microbiological identification and epidemiological surveillance. Previous meetings under the initiative have concluded that the building of such a global system to aggregate, share, mine and translate genomic data for microorganisms in real time is a realistic goal. It is also generally agreed that such a system will enable significant national as well as international improvements in the capacity to address public health and clinical challenges.

The aim of the 5th meeting is to develop an overall roadmap, including a three-year action plan, as well as to share important updates related to the technology. The meeting does not include sections focused on how to conduct whole genome sequencing, and participants would generally be expected to be theoretically acquainted with the technology.

Registration and practical information

Participation is free of charge and includes coffee/tea, lunch and a visit to Copenhagen City Hall. Please register online at www.g-m-i.org as soon as possible and no later than 6 January 2013. Following participant registration your application will be reviewed and you will be notified continuously, but no later than 16 January whether or not your participation has been accepted. In the review process, your field of expertise and experience will be taken into account. Given the global scope of the initiative, the meeting organisers will also strive to select qualified participants from as many different regions as possible.  

Read more

For more information about Global Microbial Identifier, please visit: www.g-m-i.org    

For practical matters, contact:

Coordinator Vibeke Dybdahl Hammer, vdha@food.dtu.dk , T: +45 35 88 64 20

https://www.food.dtu.dk/english/News/2012/12/Invitation_5th_Meeting_on_Global_Microbial_Identifier
14 JULY 2020