Rapid bacterial identification from clinical samples using nanopore sequencing
About Jangsup Moon
Jangsup Moon, MD, PhD is a neurologist interested in metagenomic pathogen detection using nanopore sequencing. He received his MD in 2005 and finished his Neurology residency training at Seoul National University Hospital in 2013. He received his PhD in Neuroscience at the College of Medicine, Seoul National University School in 2015. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology at Seoul National University Hospital.
Moon, J. et al. Campylobacter fetus meningitis confirmed by a 16S rRNA gene analysis using the MinION nanopore sequencer, South Korea, 2016. Emerging Microbes and Infections 6,(2017)
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.