This webinar discusses the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.
Our speaker, David Haslam of Cincinnati Children's Hospital, details methods used to eradicate colonization with pathogenic organisms and hopefully prevent bloodstream infections. He also discusses how bacterial whole genome sequencing and shotgun metagenomics can be used to track and prevent transmission of hospital-acquired infections.
Dr. Haslam shares how this work fits within his lab's goal of identifying risk factors for invasive infection due to multidrug resistant bacteria. His team is applying next generation sequencing and metagenomic analysis to identify changes in the microbiome that correlate with risk for invasive infection and is currently developing this assay into a clinically actionable test.