Welcome to the Patho-NGen-Trace website!

Our aim is to develop new applications of Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) for microbial disease surveillance and early warning systems.

We are funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and our multidisciplinary international consortium consists of partners from both academia (clinical microbiologists and scientists) and industry (SMEs specializing in software applications).

Patho-NGen-Trace runs from January 2012 until June 2016.

News & Events

Meningococcal disease: identification of a sexually transmitted variant

May 11, 2016

A study elucidates the mechanisms of the emergence of an outbreak of meningococcal disease in men...

PathoNGen-Trace goes across the pond!

Jul 02, 2015

The PathoNGen-Trace consortium will be prominently represented at the 1st ASM Conference on Rapid...


Next generation sequencing (NGS) has fundamentally altered genomic research. New developments will bring NGS costs and performance down to an everybody’s technology with extreme potential for ultra fast and accurate molecular typing and diagnostic as it provides the ultimative whole genome information.

However, technical and bioinformatics constraints restrict the application of NGS to few highly experienced laboratories. The goal of the project is the transition of NGS from a basic research tool to a highly efficient technology for pathogen typing and diagnostics on the EU level.

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