Jangsup Moon - Rapid bacterial identification from clinical samples using nanopore sequencing
London Calling 2018
Rapid detection of the pathogen is the most important step in the management of patients with infectious diseases. In this talk, I will share my research experiences of rapid bacterial identification from clinical samples using nanopore sequencing. Sequence-based pathogen identification directly from clinical samples has many advantages over the traditional culture-based methods. Nanopore sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene enables rapid diagnosis of bacterial infections, including polymicrobial infection and anaerobic infection, which will be very useful in the real clinical setting.