Funding period: 2018-2019
Lead: Stephanie Booth and Darwyn Kobasa
Total GRDI funding: $100,000
Rapid identification of genome sequences from clinical samples is crucial for characterizing rare or novel pathogens, clarifying patterns of pathogen evolution, monitoring the validity of diagnostic assays, and investigating zoonotic transmission chains. This project focuses on the development of portable and reliable devices for pathogen sequencing that can be rapidly deployed in the field. These are of great importance for clinical diagnosis, tracking spread of infection and real-time implementation of interventions to protect public health.