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Smith, T.J.
Molecular Medicine Annual Tri-Conference 2013
Detection of Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens Using Novel Platform Molecular Diagnostics Target Technologies
San Francisco, California, USA
Conference Organising Committee Chairperson
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11-FEB-13
15-FEB-13
Detection and identification of bacterial and fungal pathogens using quantitative real time PCR assays provide a rapid, sensitive and specific alternative to traditional infectious disease diagnostic test methods. The Molecular Diagnostics Research Group (MDRG) at NUI Galway, Ireland, have identified, exemplified and patented a suite of novel molecular targets for microorganism identification. Using the molecular targets identified, including the ssrA (RiboSEQ), rps 7 (MycoSEQ) and LepA (RiboTech) gene targets, a number of nucleic acid tests (NAT) for the sensitive and specific identification of bacterial and fungal pathogens of clinical significance have been developed. While numerous assays for organisms from a range of clinical fields have been developed, this presentation will outline real-time PCR –based assays for the organisms associated with hospital acquired and respiratory tract infections, including for example: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Klebsiella pneumonia; Enterobacter aerogenes; Bordetella pertussis; Staphylococcus aureus; Candida species; and Aspergillus species
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